Average Salary for Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment, Prairie View A & M University is a university based in Prairie View, Texas, and it's home to around 7,000 undergraduates. This small-town school is a magnet for sports enthusiasts, though many students relocate to larger cities — Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas are among the top picks — after graduation. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Prairie View A & M University Alumni

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Project Engineer
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Staff Accountant
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Laboratory Manager
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Applications Engineer
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Civil Engineer in Training
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Financial Analyst
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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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Graduates of PVAMU go into clinical care, public K-12 education, and the architectural services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the oil and gas field services industry. Starting salaries of approximately $59K are the median among PVAMU grads.


The most lucrative professionals among PVAMU alumni are Financial Analysts; they earn a median annual salary of $69K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $65K and about $60K, respectively, are Project Engineers and Laboratory Managers. Architecture Project Managers pick up $40K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many PVAMU students are Houston, Texas-bound following college. With a median salary of $79K, North Houston, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among PVAMU grads. On the other hand, PVAMU alumni who end up in San Antonio, Texas receive the lowest median salary of $37K. Neighboring Dallas, Texas is another common pick among PVAMU grads, along with Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for PVAMU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics (average earnings climb to $138K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) — their annual income amounts to about $40K on average.


Many former PVAMU students are familiar with Project Management, and just under one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Panthers who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 54 percent more than other alumni ($90K on average). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. A large number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Alumni of Prairie View A & M University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of Texas at Tyler grads bring in salaries of around around $59K, making them the most similar to PVAMU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to PVAMU include the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and McNeese State University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Prairie View A & M University


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$38,389 - $72,552
$38,738 - $87,753
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
$38,948 - $75,347
$48,000 - $71,216
$57,975 - $87,565

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