University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni Average Salary

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. Although sports play a large role on campus, University of Texas at Austin students are known to enjoy crunching numbers as well. Many major in math (it is one of the most prevalent degrees among alumni), and students score well on standardized tests. Replies from former UT Austin students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Software Engineer
17 salaries
Financial Analyst
16 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
14 salaries
Marketing Manager
14 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Staff Accountant
10 salaries
Civil Engineer
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including IT services, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the financial services industry. The software development industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former UT Austin graduates bring in about $72K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $60K where the average male graduate hauls home around $83K.


UT Austin grads who become Petroleum Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $104K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $102K and $86K, respectively. Marketing Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $60K in this job.


UT Austin students enjoy their time in Austin, and nearly one in three students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. UT Austin alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $82K. On the far end of the pay scale, UT Austin alumni often reside in New York, N.Y., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $62K. Other popular cities for UT Austin alumni include nearby Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A law degree earns UT Austin students the most money after college (an average $113K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $39K per year.


About one in seven 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 29 percent for former Longhorns. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

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. A large number of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alumni receive dental plans, too. Most alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. University of Texas at Austin grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $73K for University of Arkansas alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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


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