Average Salary for Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Around 9,000 people attend Texas Christian University, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) institution based in Fort Worth, Texas. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Horned Frogs!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This summary is derived from information given by TCU grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Account Manager
8 salaries
Marketing Director
5 salaries
Event Coordinator
4 salaries
Account Executive
4 salaries
Logistics Manager
3 salaries
Director of Sales and Marketing
3 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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About This School

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Texas Christian University



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of TCU are found working in a number of different fields including the oil and gas exploration industry, the manufacturing industry, and the oil and gas field services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Following graduation, TCU students earn an average of $57K.


In the TCU alumni community, men make a median salary of $71K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $49K.


The biggest paychecks among TCU alumni are earned by Directors of Sales and Marketing — these former students make a median salary of $75K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Account Managers ($48K) and Marketing Directors (around $45K). Event Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of approximately $32K in this job.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many TCU alumni (slightly less than a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Fort Worth. Another city that attracts a wealth of TCU grads is Irving, Texas; given its high compensation ($109K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other end, TCU grads flock to Arlington, Texas, which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $49K. Neighboring Dallas, Texas is another common pick among TCU grads, along with Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $135K per year, former Horned Frogs who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $31K per year.


Many TCU grads have knowledge of Project Management, with around an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Horned Frogs with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 20 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, most respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Texas Christian University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Union Institute & University grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of TCU grads. The University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego are also similar to TCU.

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Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
$31,658 - $68,897
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$37,164 - $98,285
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$67,065 - $124,865

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