University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni Average Salary

Attending the University of Texas at Austin, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Austin, Texas, and it is ranked in the top 7 percent of universities by return on investment. 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. The data in this summary come from UT Austin alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

103rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$513,000

Annual ROI 

9.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$104,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

21st

Early Career Salary 

$79,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$159,000

% High Meaning 

N/A

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University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Marketing Manager$46,000  
   
Electrical Engineer$74,000  
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer$108,500  
Senior Marketing Manager$89,870  
Data Scientist$85,000  
Software Developer$60,000  
Staff Accountant$45,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Aug 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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

39,979

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

79 %

24 %

77 %

26 %

Industry

Graduates of the UT Austin work in a variety of sectors including IT consulting, the financial services industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former UT Austin students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of the UT Austin earn $72K on average.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $55K per year compared to men, who earn about $86K.

Jobs

UT Austin grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $109K annually. However, Senior Marketing Managers and Information Technology Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $90K and approximately $76K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Marketing Managers, who report earnings of $46K.

Locations

UT Austin alumni like Austin so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with over a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. UT Austin alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of about $90K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UT Austin alumni is Dallas, Texas, which offers a median salary of $58K. Nearby Houston, Texas is also a top pick for UT Austin grads, as is Washington, DC.

Degree Major

UT Austin grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $135K per year. A B.A. in Sociology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $31K.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among UT Austin alumni, with about a sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of People Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 30 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($93K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a strong majority of alums accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most grads contribute to a 401(k). University of Texas at Austin grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Houston grads bring in salaries of around $70K, making them the most similar to UT Austin alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UT Austin include Texas A & M University-College Station, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Mississippi State University.

University of Texas (UT) - Austin Job Listings

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Texas (UT) - Austin

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %
Salary
$36,549 - $75,700
Salary
$48,585 - $112,280

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%
$38,372 - $91,969
$39,095 - $96,145
$36,987 - $115,759
$60,402 - $134,843
Stratfor
$67,046
Capitol Market Research
$37,500
$40,543 - $93,342
$44,275 - $121,679
$39,813 - $85,000
$71,637 - $101,736

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