Prairie View A & M University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Prairie View A & M University, a university based in Prairie View, Texas. The school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas after college. The data for this snapshot was collected from PVAMU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Electrical Engineer
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Civil Engineer
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Electronics Engineer
4 salaries
Nursing Manager
3 salaries
Assistant Operations Manager
3 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Reliability Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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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Professionally, the engineering services industry, the architectural services industry, and the manufacturing industry are popular business areas among PVAMU alumni. The majority of PVAMU alumni wind up in clinical care. Following graduation, PVAMU students earn an average of approximately $57K.


The biggest paychecks among PVAMU alumni are earned by Design Architects — these former students make an average $79K per year.


A large number of students head to Houston, Texas after college. It is no surprise that Dallas, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $65K), is another of the most popular spots for former PVAMU students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by PVAMU alumni is Austin, Texas, where earnings average $45K.

Degree Major

Former Panthers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) and earn a median salary of $137K per year. Those with a Master of Education (MEd), Special Education face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $44K per year.


Former Panthers who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 23 percent more than other alumni (around $70K on average). PVAMU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and approximately one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of former students accept dental insurance. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Prairie View A & M University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for Tarleton State University grads is approximately $57K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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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