Baylor University Alumni Average Salary

Baylor University, a Baptist school in Waco, Texas, has roughly 13,000 undergrads. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Bears!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data for this synopsis comes from former Baylor students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

564th

20 Year Net ROI 

$251,600

Annual ROI 

4.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$191,400

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289th

Early Career Salary 

$46,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$82,500

% High Meaning 

54.0%

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Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
$48,980  
   
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$56,000  
Marketing Manager
4 salaries
$65,000  
Senior Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$37,250  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
$120,000  
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$45,000  
Marketing Communications Coordinator
3 salaries
$50,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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About This School

500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798

www.baylor.edu/adm

13,292

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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17 %

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Industry

Former Baylor students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, clinical care, and the financial services industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of $61K are the median among Baylor grads.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $53K where the average male graduate hauls home about $70K.

Jobs

Former Baylor students with an interest in making money consider becoming Chief Financial Officers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to around $120K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include VPs of Operations ($100K) and Marketing Managers ($64K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Senior Graphic Designers who make an average of $37K.

Locations

Many Baylor grads end up living in Dallas, Texas, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Baylor alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Plano, Texas, which offers a median salary of $76K. Baylor University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Waco despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (approximately $45K). Neighboring Houston, Texas is another common pick among Baylor grads, along with Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Baylor alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to about $111K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design ($35K on average annually).

Skills

For former Bears, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 38 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many Baylor grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with approximately one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Most former students participate in a 401(k) program. For this school, a large number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of respondents pick up dental plans, too. Alumni of Baylor University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $58K for Clark University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Baylor grads. Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton are also similar to Baylor.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1650 1970
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Baylor University

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$30,499 - $70,331
Salary
$38,932 - $95,527
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
$37,081 - $104,159
$40,207 - $83,928
$30,876 - $57,767
$33,748 - $92,910
$26,451 - $110,000

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