Average Salary for Prairie View A & M University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Prairie View A & M University, a university based in Prairie View, Texas. The school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas after college. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Project Engineer
4 salaries
Laboratory Manager
3 salaries
Civil Engineer in Training
3 salaries
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
2 salaries
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About This School

FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446



State School, For Sports Fans

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Clinical care, public K-12 education, and the architectural services industry are just a few of the areas in which PVAMU grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the oil and gas field services industry. PVAMU graduates see an average starting salary of $59K.


Former PVAMU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Financial Analysts, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $69K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Project Engineers (about $65K) and Laboratory Managers ($60K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Civil Engineers in Training; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $42K.


Houston, Texas is filled with PVAMU grads. PVAMU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers a median salary of approximately $80K. Home to the lowest median salary for PVAMU alumni is San Antonio, Texas, a popular place for former students despite its $37K average paycheck. Nearby Dallas, Texas and Austin, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for PVAMU grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics from PVAMU can rake in a whopping average $138K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Architecture (MArch) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $40K).


Slightly less than a fifth of PVAMU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Panthers with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 57 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $92K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that most former students are given health coverage, and a fair number of grads accept dental insurance. Graduates of Prairie View A & M University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of Texas at Tyler graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to PVAMU grads. The University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and McNeese State University 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


53 %
47 %
$38,575 - $73,196
$38,738 - $87,753
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
$39,002 - $75,059
$48,000 - $71,216
$57,975 - $87,565

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