University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Houston, a school in Houston, Texas, has roughly 5,000 undergrads. The data for this snapshot was collected from University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni

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14 salaries
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Senior Accountant
12 salaries
Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
Software Developer
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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About This School

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098


State School

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Graduates of the University of Houston-Clear Lake work in a variety of sectors including the engineering services industry, the environmental consulting industry, and the oil and gas field services industry. The software development industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average salary for a grad from the University of Houston-Clear Lake is about $64K.


Former University of Houston-Clear Lake students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Systems Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $110K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Financial Analysts (around $102K) and Senior Business Analysts ($79K). Accountants pick up $43K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni (the greater part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Houston. Dallas, Texas is another hot spot for University of Houston-Clear Lake grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $85K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni is Boulder, Colo., where earnings average approximately $50K. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common pick among University of Houston-Clear Lake grads, along with Pearland, Texas.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) will compensate University of Houston-Clear Lake grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $107K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $47K per year.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 45 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $93K). Many former University of Houston-Clear Lake students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and C# is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most respondents have medical plans, and a fair number of respondents have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a large number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of University of Houston are also recipients of flexible hours, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

University of Houston graduates, who earn about $64K on average, make a similar amount to University of Houston-Clear Lake grads. Prairie View A & M University, McNeese State University, and Texas State University-San Marcos are also similar to University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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Key Stats for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)


49 %
51 %
$39,998 - $76,302
$41,206 - $98,264
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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