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

When it comes to ROI, The University of Texas at Austin, a public research school located in Austin, Texas, with around 40,000 students, ranks in the top 6 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. Most often cast as a die-hard sports school first, University of Texas (UT) - Austin students study hard as they cheer on the Longhorns. English is one of the most popular majors at University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores well above average. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Software Engineer
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Marketing Manager
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Senior Software Engineer
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Financial Analyst
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Mechanical Engineer
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Attorney / Lawyer
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Petroleum Engineer
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University of Texas (UT) - Austin Details


2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712

Also Known As:

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

Students Enrolled:



State Schools, Research Universities, Party Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

79 %


24 %

% Stay In State:

77 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

28 %
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The UT Austin alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include IT services, the education industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the software development industry. Former UT Austin graduates tend to bring in approximately $71K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $58K whereas the men's median is $81K.


Former UT Austin students with an interest in making money consider becoming Petroleum Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $109K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Attorneys ($107K) and Senior Software Engineers (around $101K). Marketing Managers pick up about $58K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Though Austin offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $63K), one-third of UT Austin students continue living here after college. However, UT Austin grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to San Francisco — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of approximately $84K. Other cities of interest among UT Austin alumni include nearby Dallas and San Antonio.


Rolling in at $138K, PricewaterhouseCoopers offers the highest salaries to former students of UT Austin. Bringing in the least amount of money are the University of Texas (UT) employees; they earn an average of about $39K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UT Austin alumni are those with a law degree — they earn close to $117K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Advertising — their annual income amounts to around $47K on average.


Close to a seventh of UT Austin grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Java commands a pay premium of 24 percent for former Longhorns. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a solid majority of former students are given health coverage, and a fair portion of former students accept dental insurance. The greater part of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. The 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

University of Arkansas graduates, who earn $74K on average, make a similar amount to UT Austin grads. Other schools similar to UT Austin include Texas A & M University-College Station, the University of Houston, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores 1670 2060
ACT Scores 25 31

Key Stats



43 %

female alumni


57 %

male alumni
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$44,417 - $111,592

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