Rice University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Houston, Texas, Rice University, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Owls!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Rice grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Software Engineer
9 salaries
Data Scientist
7 salaries
Director of Operations
7 salaries
Software Developer
7 salaries
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 553

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About This School

6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005-1827


Private School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Rice graduates see an average starting salary of around $74K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $96K per year compared to females' $64K.


Houston, Texas keeps the largest number of Rice grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (approximately $64K). Alternatively, Austin, Texas is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $81K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Rice grads.

Degree Major

Former Owls who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree and earn a median salary of about $65K per year.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Rice alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in three former students report doing so. Former Owls with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 8 percent more than their former classmates ($80K). Demonstrated ability in Data Analysis, Microsoft SQL Server, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; the larger part of graduates get vacation time, whereas just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. For this school, nearly all graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of former students pick up dental plans, too. Nearly all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Rice University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads report the most similar salaries to Rice alums, earning $74K on average. Other schools similar to Rice include Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Miami.

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Key Stats for Rice University


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$54,495 - $79,500
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
$48,500 - $107,000
$58,118 - $94,340
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