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

Students of the University of Houston call Houston home for four years. 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

National Salary Data (?
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Software Developer
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Environmental Scientist
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Software Architect, Applications
3 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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About This School

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098


State School

10 %

97 %

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Graduates of the University of Houston-Clear Lake work in a variety of industries including the education industry, the software development industry, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the oil and gas field services industry. Former University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates tend to bring in around $60K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn about $74K per year compared to females' $53K.


Among University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates, the biggest earners are Applications Software Architects, who haul in $130K on average. Next on the list are Research Scientists and Software Engineers, bringing in $73K and approximately $70K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Staff Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $43K.


University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni typically remain in Houston, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and more than half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. In addition, former University of Houston-Clear Lake students often head to Scottsdale after graduating, where typical salaries come to about $135K in this top-paying city. Austin is a popular spot for former University of Houston-Clear Lake students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $46K. Graduates also relocate to Pasadena and Galveston.

Degree Major

University of Houston-Clear Lake students with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering can expect to make the most money ($120K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of approximately $42K.


Roughly one in six grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For University of Houston grads, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 57 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. The greater part of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A solid majority of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most respondents receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to University of Houston alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Prairie View A & M University grads (who make an average of around $61K) earn salaries most similar to University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni. McNeese State University, the University of Houston-Victoria, and Texas State University-San Marcos are also similar to University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Key Stats for University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)


49 %
51 %
$35,368 - $70,260
$41,529 - $100,012
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 74 votes.

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