Rice University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Houston, Texas, Rice University, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. Athletics form the core of Rice University social activity, but these students are also known for their studious nature and excellent test scores. This summary is derived from information given by Rice grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

29th

20 Year Net ROI 

$701,000

Annual ROI 

7.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$213,000

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College Salary Report

24th

Early Career Salary 

$62,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$113,000

% High Meaning 

58 %

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Rice University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$34K$68K$102K
Software Engineer
12 salaries
$88,683  
   
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
$84,101  
Project Manager, Engineering
7 salaries
$99,670  
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
$85,692  
Senior Financial Analyst
7 salaries
$99,160  
Software Developer
6 salaries
$62,400  
Process Engineer
5 salaries
$78,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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About This School

6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005-1827

3,965

Private School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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43 %

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Industry

Rice graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. Those with an education from Rice earn an average of $87K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $96K after graduating from Rice, the average woman earns only around $60K.

Locations

Roughly two-fifths of Rice students choose to remain in Houston, Texas after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $78K. Rice grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Austin, Texas — pay averages to about $81K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $65K per year, former Owls who have a Bachelor's Degree are the best paid among the alumni population.

Skills

Data Analysis is a popular skill among Rice alumni, with slightly less than a third of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Owls, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 3 percent more than other alumni salaries. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of former students do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Almost all alums report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all alums receive health insurance, and a large number of alumni get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Rice University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Duke University graduates, who earn approximately $87K on average, make a similar amount to Rice grads. Other schools similar to Rice include Tulane University of Louisiana, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University.

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Key Stats for Rice University

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Salary
$60,000
Salary
$42,574 - $120,079
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
$48,500 - $107,000
$57,500 - $96,000
$81,000

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