Average Salary for Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center Alumni

Students of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center call Lubbock home for four years. This summary is derived from information given by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Typical Early Career Salary

$57,600
Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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Physician Assistant (PA)
4 salaries
$80,000  
   
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
$90,000  
Physical Therapist (PT)
3 salaries
$71,000  
Pediatric Physical Therapist
2 salaries
$81,917  
Housekeeping Director, Hospital
2 salaries
$71,000  
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)
2 salaries
$79,591  
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
2 salaries
$57,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
United States (change)

About This School

3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

1,346

State School

100 %


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Industry

Clinical care, the outpatient physical therapist's office industry, and the health care services industry are just a few of the areas in which Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads find work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The least popular industry for former Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center students is the health clinic industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center graduates see an estimated starting salary of approximately $72K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumni are Family Nurse Practitioners; they earn a median annual salary of $90K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $82K and around $80K are Pediatric Physical Therapists and Physician Assistants. Speech-Language Pathologists face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $53K.

Locations

When it comes to compensation, Lubbock brings up the rear (median pay is about $60K); however, around an eighth of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumni still choose not to leave this city. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Dallas, a top-paying city for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $83K). Alumni express interest in Austin and Amarillo as well.

Degree Major

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and earn around $105K per year. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are the lowest of the pack, earning $55K.

Skills

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumni are often well versed in Pediatrics, with approximately one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads with Home Health/Home Care experience garner salaries that are 13 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Acute Care, Geriatrics, and Orthopedics.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A solid majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of respondents receive dental plans, too. A strong majority of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center also take in tuition reimbursement, life insurance, malpractice / liability insurance, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center grads (who make an average of $80K) earn salaries most similar to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumni. The University of North Texas Health Science Center, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences are also similar to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Key Stats for Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$48,911 - $89,321
Salary
$60,114 - $101,656
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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