University of Texas (UT) - Austin Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Texas at Austin, a university based 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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Software Engineer
105 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
57 salaries
Software Developer
53 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
48 salaries
Marketing Manager
44 salaries
Financial Analyst
43 salaries
Account Manager
38 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,112
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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 education industry, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The majority of UT Austin alumni wind up in the software development industry. Former UT Austin graduates bring in $72K on average.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $60K whereas the men's median is approximately $83K.


The biggest paychecks among UT Austin alumni are earned by Senior Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $100K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers (around $85K) and Marketing Managers ($77K). Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $61K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many UT Austin alumni (one in three) end up finding permanent jobs in Austin. In addition, former UT Austin students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $88K in this top-paying city. San Antonio, Texas is a popular spot for former UT Austin students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $54K. UT Austin alumni express interest in nearby Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns UT Austin students the most money after college (an average $114K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.


Project Management is a common skill among UT Austin alumni — one-seventh of grads mention using it at work. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Longhorns — they earn 34 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of respondents as well. Other benefits awarded to University of Texas at Austin alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Houston grads report the most similar salaries to UT Austin alums, earning approximately $69K on average. Texas A & M University-College Station, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Mississippi State University are also similar to UT Austin.

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