Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Nestled away in Waco, Texas, Baylor University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 13,000. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Bears!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

564
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

167
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

121
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$46,300
Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Marketing Manager
6 salaries
$62,288  
   
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$56,000  
Senior Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$37,250  
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
$48,980  
Marketing Director
3 salaries
$87,500  
Digital Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$63,871  
Assistant Controller
3 salaries
$65,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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

75 %

17 %

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Industry

Professionally, the health care industry, clinical care, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Baylor alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Following graduation, Baylor students earn an average of $60K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $69K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $53K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Baylor alumni are VPs of Operations; they earn a median annual salary of $100K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $62K and $57K, respectively, are Marketing Managers and Software Engineers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Senior Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $37K.

Locations

Dallas, Texas is a hub for Baylor graduates — a large number call this city home. The top-paying city popular with Baylor alumni is Plano, Texas, which offers a median salary of $76K. Baylor University grads are so loyal to Waco that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($45K). Other common destinations for Baylor grads include close-by Houston, Texas and 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 $111K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Interior Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $35K.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Baylor alumni, with close to a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Bears with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 39 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of respondents are given health coverage, and the larger part of respondents accept dental insurance. A fair number of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to Baylor University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Clark University grads (who make an average of approximately $58K) earn salaries most similar to Baylor alumni. Other schools similar to Baylor include Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton.

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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
$30,688 - $70,166
Salary
$39,365 - $96,850
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
$37,868 - $109,328
$39,698 - $84,361
$30,594 - $57,190
$34,062 - $91,490
$26,451 - $110,000

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