Brigham Young University (BYU) Alumni Average Salary

Brigham Young University is a Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) university based in Provo, Utah that is home to around 28,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Cougars!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Software Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
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Financial Analyst
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Electrical Engineer
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Operations Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,702
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About This School

Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602


Private School, Research University, Religious, Sober School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of BYU work in a variety of sectors including the banking industry, the software development industry, and the chemical manufacturing industry. Software as a service (SAAS) development registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, BYU students earn an average of about $73K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $75K, but the median for the latter is only $48K. Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


The most generous salaries among BYU alumni are reportedly earned by Software Architects, whose median earnings come to $145K, followed by Information Technology Directors ($112K) and Senior Civil Engineers (approximately $95K). On the lower end, Marketing Associates report making $40K.


The most popular destination for former BYU students is Salt Lake City, Utah. The top-paying city popular with BYU alumni is Draper, Utah, which offers a median salary of around $120K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Provo at approximately $47K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Brigham Young University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Other cities of interest include Denver, Colo. and Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) will compensate BYU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $108K on average per year. Those holding a Master of Accounting (MAcc) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $60K on average per year.


Knowledge of Microsoft Word seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 8 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $79K). Close to one-sixth of BYU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. The vast majority of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. The vast majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a strong majority of former students get dental coverage. Other benefits that Brigham Young University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Lehigh University pick up average paychecks of $73K, which is closest to the amount made by BYU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to BYU include the University of Denver, Claremont Graduate University, and Saint Louis University-Main Campus.

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Key Stats for Brigham Young University (BYU)


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$48,821 - $98,618
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$44,639 - $96,582
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