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

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. Most often remembered as a die-hard sports school first, University of Texas at Austin students study hard as they cheer on the Longhorns. Math is one of the most popular majors at the University of Texas at Austin, and students boast SAT and ACT test scores that are well above the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from former UT Austin students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
23 salaries
Financial Analyst
21 salaries
Marketing Manager
20 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
19 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
Petroleum Engineer
14 salaries
Project Engineer
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,745
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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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IT services, the education industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which the UT Austin grads find work. The most popular professional field seems to be the software development industry. Following graduation, UT Austin students earn an average of $72K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $60K whereas the men's median is $82K.


In the UT Austin alumni professional community, Petroleum Engineers make the highest median pay ($107K), though Senior Software Engineers (approximately $102K), and Software Engineers (about $86K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $62K.


Austin is a popular place for UT Austin students to settle after graduation, and roughly one in three grads find steadfast employment in the city. UT Austin grads also flock to San Francisco, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $83K). Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among UT Austin grads (the median salary is about $63K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Graduates of UT Austin also relocate to Houston, Texas, which is not far away, and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

UT Austin grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $111K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) ($39K on average annually).


Project Management is a common skill among UT Austin alumni — roughly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Java seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $93K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

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). A large number of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a strong majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. 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

Alumni of University of Arkansas pick up average paychecks of $73K, which is closest to the amount made by UT Austin grads among similar schools. 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

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

Key Stats for University of Texas (UT) - Austin


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