Prairie View A & M University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Prairie View A & M University. It is a university based in Prairie View, Texas that is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Nestled in a small community, this school is a hub for sports enthusiasts, many of whom relocate to nearby cities after graduation (Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas are some popular choices). The data in this summary come from PVAMU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Laboratory Manager
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Project Engineer
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Civil Engineer in Training
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Design Architect
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Construction Estimator
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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 work in a variety of sectors including public K-12 education, the engineering services industry, and clinical care. Among PVAMU grads, the oil and gas field services industry is a commonly chosen career field. PVAMU graduates see an average starting salary of around $59K.


PVAMU grads who become Design Architects are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $79K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Applications Engineers and Project Engineers; their salaries approach $71K and about $70K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of $47K.


Many PVAMU students are Houston, Texas-bound following college. PVAMU grads also flock to Austin, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $71K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with PVAMU alumni is Dallas, Texas, which offers a median salary of $60K.

Degree Major

PVAMU grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $93K per year. Average annual salaries for those with an Associate's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $41K.


For former Panthers, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 35 percent more than other alumni salaries. 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. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. A large number of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alums receive dental plans, too. A large number of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Prairie View A & M University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Texas at Tyler graduates, who earn about $61K on average, make a similar amount to PVAMU grads. Other schools similar to PVAMU include the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and McNeese State University.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
$38,135 - $77,377

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