Average Salary for University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni

Combining good value and great education, the University of Texas at Austin is ranked in the top 7 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Austin, Texas. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Longhorns!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Replies from former UT Austin students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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University of Texas (UT) - Austin 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.
Software Engineer
24 salaries
Financial Analyst
23 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
22 salaries
Marketing Manager
22 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
18 salaries
Petroleum Engineer
15 salaries
Software Developer
13 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,940
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About This School

2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712

The University of Texas At Austin, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas (UT) - Main Campus


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the UT Austin head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; IT services, the education industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the software development industry. Former UT Austin graduates bring in $72K on average.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $82K, but the median for the latter is only $60K.


UT Austin grads who become Petroleum Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $107K annually. However, Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $101K and $84K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $62K.


UT Austin alumni seem to appreciate living in Austin, and one-third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. UT Austin grads also flock to San Francisco, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $83K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UT Austin alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $62K. Neighboring Houston, Texas is another common pick among UT Austin grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UT Austin grads with a law degree (average earnings climb to $113K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($40K).


Competency in Java translates into above-average pay for former Longhorns — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among UT Austin alumni, with approximately one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alumni as well. Most grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. University of Texas at Austin alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Arkansas grads is about $73K, making their salaries most similar to those of UT Austin grads. Texas A & M University-College Station, the University of Houston, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are also similar to UT Austin.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1690 2060
ACT Scores 25 31

Key Stats for University of Texas (UT) - Austin


43 %
57 %
$37,010 - $82,307
$44,819 - $112,600
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 388 votes.
$50,893 - $140,058
$57,500 - $134,500
$67,771 - $102,789
$37,162 - $93,022
$44,391 - $105,673
$41,377 - $100,086
$42,564 - $102,196
$38,764 - $94,457

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