University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni Average Salary

The University of Texas at Austin is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Austin, Texas, the school is ranked in the top 7 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics form the core of University of Texas at Austin social activity, but these students are also known for their studious nature and excellent test scores. The data for this snapshot was collected from UT Austin graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Texas (UT) - Austin School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Marketing Manager
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
4 salaries
Software Development Manager
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Process Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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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The UT Austin alumni find work in an assortment of industries including IT consulting, the financial services industry, and the education industry. The most popular field is the software development industry. Those with an education from the UT Austin earn an average of about $72K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $56K on average compared to $86K for male graduates.


UT Austin grads who become Software Development Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average around $120K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Software Engineers and Information Technology Project Managers; their salaries approach $100K and approximately $76K, respectively. Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $46K.


Upon earning their degrees, many UT Austin grads prefer to remain in Austin; in fact, over a third of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of UT Austin grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation (about $102K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, UT Austin alumni often reside in Dallas, Texas, which is home to the lowest pay at $56K. Nearby Houston, Texas and Seattle, Wash. also rank high on the list of cities for UT Austin grads.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $135K per year, former Longhorns who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Sociology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($31K).


UT Austin alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with about one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. People Management commands a pay premium of 30 percent for former Longhorns. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most graduates contribute to a 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alumni as well. Graduates of University of Texas at Austin are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Houston grads (who make an average of approximately $69K) earn salaries most similar to UT Austin alumni. Other schools similar to UT Austin include Texas A & M University-College Station, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Mississippi State University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Texas (UT) - Austin


38 %
62 %
$36,549 - $76,606
$48,276 - $108,343

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,372 - $92,186
$39,095 - $96,145
$36,987 - $115,759
$60,402 - $134,843
Capitol Market Research
$40,451 - $91,796
$44,491 - $119,009
$39,972 - $82,231
$71,637 - $101,736

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