Average Salary for Brigham Young University (BYU) Alumni

Around 28,000 people attend Brigham Young University, a Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) institution based in Provo, Utah. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Cougars!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

42
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

21
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Sober School

3
out of 14

Typical Early Career Salary

$51,800
Brigham Young University (BYU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Software Engineer
14 salaries
$95,228  
   
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
$72,762  
Operations Manager
10 salaries
$65,505  
Attorney / Lawyer
9 salaries
$80,000  
General / Operations Manager
9 salaries
$75,000  
Marketing Director
8 salaries
$61,109  
Civil Engineer
8 salaries
$70,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 794
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About This School

Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602

27,765

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

78 %

20 %

51 %

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Industry

BYU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include software as a service (SAAS) development, the financial services industry, and the consulting industry. The software development industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from BYU is around $69K.

Gender

The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $75K after graduating from BYU, the average woman earns only $46K.

Jobs

Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid BYU alumni, making approximately $94K on average every year, though Attorneys ($80K), and Operations Managers ($77K) are not far behind. Marketing Directors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $61K in this job.

Locations

Salt Lake City, Utah is a hot spot for BYU alum. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for BYU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $90K. Brigham Young University grads are so loyal to Provo that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (around $57K). Graduates of BYU also relocate to Orem, Utah, which is not far away, and Phoenix, Ariz.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns BYU students the most money after college (an average $106K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology — their annual income amounts to $46K on average.

Skills

For former Cougars, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 30 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a common skill among BYU alumni — nearly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of alums have medical plans, and a fair number of grads have dental insurance. Brigham Young University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Syracuse University grads bring in salaries of around about $69K, making them the most similar to BYU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to BYU include the University of Denver, Claremont Graduate University, and Saint Louis University-Main Campus.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1150 1360
ACT Scores 26 31

Key Stats for Brigham Young University (BYU)

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Salary
$30,279 - $63,688
Salary
$46,351 - $99,438

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
$63,747 - $97,667
$73,156 - $111,543
$78,500
$41,144 - $91,898
$34,604 - $72,868
$34,187 - $85,964
$45,110 - $112,287
$42,574 - $94,273

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