Average Salary for Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Prairie View A & M University, a university based in Prairie View, Texas, that is ranked in the top 7 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. The data in this summary come from PVAMU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

88
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

25
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

70
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$53,800
Prairie View A & M 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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$64,700  
   
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
$69,089  
Civil Engineer in Training
3 salaries
$42,000  
Accountant
3 salaries
$52,482  
Laboratory Manager
3 salaries
$60,000  
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$73,698  
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
$42,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
United States (change)

About This School

FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446

www.pvamu.edu/pages/2564.asp

6,731

State School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Former PVAMU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, public K-12 education, and the oil and gas exploration industry. Among PVAMU grads, the oil and gas field services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from PVAMU is approximately $60K.

Jobs

PVAMU grads who become Construction Project Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making about $74K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Project Engineers and Financial Analysts; their salaries approach $70K and $69K, respectively. Civil Engineer in Trainings pick up $42K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Houston is filled with PVAMU grads. It is no surprise that Baytown, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $120K), is another of the most popular spots for former PVAMU students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by PVAMU alumni is San Antonio, where earnings average around $39K. PVAMU alumni express interest in nearby Dallas and Austin as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid PVAMU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics — they earn close to $138K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $40K per year.

Skills

Former Panthers with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 47 percent more than other grads' salaries. PVAMU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with a little less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just half of the alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. A strong majority of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and most grads sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to Prairie View A & M University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, McNeese State University grads (who make an average of around $58K) earn salaries most similar to PVAMU alumni. The University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and the University of Houston-Victoria are also similar to PVAMU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1110 1390
ACT Scores 15 20

Key Stats for Prairie View A & M University

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$38,919 - $72,924
Salary
$39,068 - $88,386
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
DeepFlex
$60,000
$86,800
$51,000
$39,945 - $77,081
$59,599 - $84,575
$48,834 - $82,541
$43,747

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