Average Salary for Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Prairie View A & M University is a school located in Prairie View, Texas with around 7,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. The school attracts plenty of sports fans to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas. The data for this synopsis comes from former PVAMU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Laboratory Manager
3 salaries
Applications Engineer
2 salaries
Civil Engineer in Training
2 salaries
Construction Estimator
2 salaries
Design Architect
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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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PVAMU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include clinical care, public K-12 education, and the architectural services industry. The oil and gas field services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from PVAMU is $59K.


Former PVAMU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Design Architects, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $79K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Applications Engineers ($71K) and Project Engineers (about $70K). Architecture Project Managers pick up $40K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many PVAMU grads end up living in Houston, Texas, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. The top-paying city popular with PVAMU alumni is Austin, Texas, which offers a median salary of $62K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among PVAMU grads is Dallas, Texas (median compensation is around $60K).

Degree Major

Former Panthers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics and earn a median salary of approximately $138K per year. Those holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $40K on average per year.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Panthers — they earn 35 percent more than their fellow graduates. Slightly less than one-fifth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A large number of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A large number of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that Prairie View A & M University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $60K for University of Texas at Tyler alumni, making their earnings most comparable 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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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Prairie View A & M University


52 %
48 %
$38,418 - $73,196
$36,844 - $91,224
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 23 votes.
$38,515 - $75,623
$48,750 - $70,000

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