University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Houston, Texas, the University of Houston, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. The data in this summary come from University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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227th

Early Career Salary 

$44,800

% High Meaning 

51.0%

Mid-Career Salary 

$85,300

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University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
$54,045  
   
Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)
2 salaries
$72,000  
Software Architect, Applications
2 salaries
$124,800  
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
2 salaries
$60,630  
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
$63,725  
Systems Administrator
2 salaries
$50,000  
Research Scientist
2 salaries
$86,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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About This School

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098

4,853

State School

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97 %


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Industry

The education industry, the software development industry, and the environmental consulting industry are just a few of the areas in which the University of Houston-Clear Lake grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the oil and gas field services industry. Former University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates bring in $60K on average.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $71K per year compared to females' $55K.

Jobs

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 about $110K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Business Analysts and Software Engineers (around $68K each). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Elementary School Teachers who make an average of $41K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni (a fair number of) end up finding permanent jobs in Houston. Another city that attracts a wealth of University of Houston-Clear Lake grads is Dallas, Texas; given its high compensation (approximately $85K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni in Galveston, Texas can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $48K. Close-by Pasadena, Texas and Phoenix, Ariz. are also desirable cities among University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni.

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 around $120K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $42K.

Skills

University of Houston grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 39 percent more than their former classmates ($84K). University of Houston-Clear Lake grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and just under one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, roughly half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only two-fifths of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of grads report dental coverage, too. A large number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to University of Houston alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Texas at Tyler grads report the most similar salaries to University of Houston-Clear Lake alums, earning $61K on average. Other schools similar to University of Houston-Clear Lake include Prairie View A & M University, McNeese State University, and the University of Houston-Victoria.

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Key Stats for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$36,700 - $68,004
Salary
$40,303 - $95,069
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

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