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. The data in this summary come from PVAMU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Prairie View A & M University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Civil Engineer in Training
3 salaries
Laboratory Manager
3 salaries
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Applications Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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Former PVAMU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, public K-12 education, and the oil and gas exploration industry. Among PVAMU grads, the oil and gas field services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from PVAMU is approximately $60K.


PVAMU grads who become Construction Project Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making about $74K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Project Engineers and Financial Analysts; their salaries approach $70K and $69K, respectively. Civil Engineer in Trainings pick up $42K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Houston is filled with PVAMU grads. It is no surprise that Baytown, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $120K), is another of the most popular spots for former PVAMU students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by PVAMU alumni is San Antonio, where earnings average around $39K. PVAMU alumni express interest in nearby Dallas and Austin as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid PVAMU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics — they earn close to $138K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $40K per year.


Former Panthers with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 47 percent more than other grads' salaries. PVAMU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with a little less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

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 alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and most grads sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to Prairie View A & M University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, McNeese State University grads (who make an average of around $58K) earn salaries most similar to PVAMU alumni. The University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and the University of Houston-Victoria 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


51 %
49 %
$38,919 - $72,924
$39,068 - $88,386
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 45 votes.
$39,945 - $77,081
$59,599 - $84,575
$48,834 - $82,541

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