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.

Read More

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1223
See full list

ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 402

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Sober School

out of 14

Typical Early Career Salary

Brigham Young University (BYU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
14 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
9 salaries
General / Operations Manager
9 salaries
Marketing Director
8 salaries
Civil Engineer
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 794
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602


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

78 %

20 %

51 %

17 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Brigham Young University (BYU) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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)


25 %
75 %
$30,279 - $63,688
$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
$41,144 - $91,898
$34,604 - $72,868
$34,187 - $85,964
$45,110 - $112,287
$42,574 - $94,273

More Salary Charts for Brigham Young University (BYU)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Log in with LinkedIn

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.