Sam Houston State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 people attend Sam Houston State University, a institution based in Huntsville, Texas. Replies from former SHSU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

662nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$247,000

Annual ROI 

7.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$77,400

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

596th

Early Career Salary 

$51,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$70,500

% High Meaning 

N/A

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Sam Houston State University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$31K$62K$93K
Accounting Manager
11 salaries
$92,500  
   
Human Resources (HR) Manager
10 salaries
$67,500  
Accountant
9 salaries
$56,814  
Office Manager
9 salaries
$45,810  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
8 salaries
$72,208  
Software Developer
8 salaries
$61,976  
Financial Controller
8 salaries
$76,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 783

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About This School

1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340

www.shsu.edu/~adm_www/

16,255

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

51 %

7 %

94 %

46 %


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Industry

SHSU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the consulting industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of SHSU alumni wind up in the retail industry. For SHSU alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Starting salaries of $46K are the median among SHSU grads.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $52K per year compared to men, who earn about $66K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Conroe, Texas after college. With a median salary of approximately $75K, Dallas, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among SHSU grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among SHSU grads is Houston, Texas (median compensation is $55K). Graduates of SHSU also relocate to Austin, Texas, which is not far away, and Huntsville, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) leads to the highest pay for SHSU grads (around $81K on average per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $41K.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among SHSU alumni, with slightly less than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. Former Bearkats who have experience with People Management can expect to make 57 percent more than other alumni ($72K on average). Experience with Microsoft Office, Accounts Receivable, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though a strong majority of survey participants get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. It is no small feat that a large number of respondents are given health coverage, and more than half of graduates accept dental insurance. A large number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Sam Houston State University alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Texas a & M University grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to SHSU alumni. Lamar University, the University of West Florida, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University are also similar to SHSU.

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Key Stats for Sam Houston State University

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$23,270 - $65,000
Salary
$55,955 - $73,609

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
$24,161 - $81,389
$75,250

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