Average Salary for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni

Around 5,000 people attend the University of Houston, a institution based in Houston, Texas. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)
2 salaries
Research Scientist
2 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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About This School

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098


State School

10 %

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Graduates of the University of Houston-Clear Lake work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and IT consulting. A large chunk of former University of Houston-Clear Lake students are employed in the oil and gas field services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average salary for a grad from the University of Houston-Clear Lake is $57K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $71K after graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake, the average woman earns only about $53K.


University of Houston-Clear Lake grads who become Environmental Health & Safety Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $116K annually. However, IT Senior Project Managers and Business Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in $113K and $68K, respectively). Staff Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $48K in this job.


Graduates of University of Houston-Clear Lake seem to enjoy living in Houston, and the greater part of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. It is also not uncommon to find former University of Houston-Clear Lake students living and working in Columbus, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $115K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni is Austin, Texas, which offers a median salary of approximately $46K. Nearby Pasadena, Texas is also a top pick for University of Houston-Clear Lake grads, as is Galveston, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for University of Houston-Clear Lake grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (average earnings climb to about $120K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni, with nearly one in six workers reporting using it on the job. University of Houston grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 47 percent more than their former classmates ($84K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the former students do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most former students report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of grads accept dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to University of Houston alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

McNeese State University grads report the most similar salaries to University of Houston-Clear Lake alums, earning $55K on average. Other schools similar to University of Houston-Clear Lake include Prairie View A & M University, the University of Houston-Victoria, and Texas State University-San Marcos.

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Key Stats for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)


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$35,232 - $67,567
$39,940 - $96,404
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

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