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

Nestled away in Houston, Texas, the University of Houston, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. 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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Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)
2 salaries
Systems Administrator
2 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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About This School

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098


State School

10 %

97 %

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Former University of Houston-Clear Lake students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the software development industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the oil and gas field services industry. Starting salaries of $57K are the median among University of Houston-Clear Lake grads.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $51K per year compared to men, who earn $72K.


The most lucrative professionals among University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni are Applications Software Architects; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $125K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $70K and about $65K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Environmental Scientists. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants who make an average of $48K.


Upon earning their degrees, many University of Houston-Clear Lake grads prefer to remain in Houston; in fact, the larger part of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of University of Houston-Clear Lake grads is Sugar Land, Texas; given its high compensation ($84K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni is Austin, Texas, which offers a median salary of $46K. Nearby Pasadena, Texas is also a top pick for University of Houston-Clear Lake grads, as is Galveston, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering from University of Houston-Clear Lake can rake in a whopping average $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $35K.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni — one in six grads mention using it at work. University of Houston grads with Microsoft SQL Server abilities can expect to make 31 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $75K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for just over two-fifths of graduates, but only two-fifths of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. Most alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most respondents receive health insurance, and a strong majority of alums get dental coverage. Graduates of University of Houston are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of McNeese State University pick up average paychecks of $56K, which is closest to the amount made by University of Houston-Clear Lake grads among similar schools. 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.

Key Stats for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)


46 %
54 %
$32,442 - $66,452
$40,593 - $102,994
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 46 votes.

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