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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. This small-town school with athletic appeal is the stomping ground for many students who go on to live in nearby cities, including Houston, Dallas, and Austin. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Staff Accountant
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Project Manager, Construction
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Civil Engineer in Training
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Financial Analyst
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Laboratory Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Prairie View A & M University Details

FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446


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Professionally, clinical care, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the construction industry are popular business areas among PVAMU alumni. A large chunk of former PVAMU students are employed in the oil and gas field services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of PVAMU is $59K.


Among PVAMU alumni, those working as Construction Project Managers report the highest median pay of about $74K, followed by Project Engineers ($70K), and Financial Analysts ($69K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Architecture Project Managers, making an average of $39K.


Home to a large number of PVAMU alums, Houston is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is no surprise that Fort Worth, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $80K), is another of the most popular spots for former PVAMU students. Though San Antonio takes the cake for lowest pay among PVAMU grads (the median salary is around $39K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, PVAMU grads flock to neighboring Dallas as well as Austin.

Degree Major

Former Panthers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics and earn $138K per year. A B.A. in Business Management offers the lowest annual financial reward ($40K).


Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Panthers — they earn 44 percent more than their fellow graduates. Roughly one in six grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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 respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of grads are rewarded with health insurance and a fair portion of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Prairie View A & M University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of Houston graduates, who earn about $58K 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 1120 1390
ACT Scores 15 19

Key Stats

52 %
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$36,943 - $71,470
$38,240 - $87,814
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
$39,647 - $75,982
$37,248 - $71,953
$59,599 - $84,575

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