Average Salary for University of Texas at Tyler Alumni

Founded in Tyler, Texas, The University of Texas at Tyler is an institution of higher learning for around 5,000 students. The data for this synopsis comes from former UT Tyler students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Texas at Tyler Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Financial Controller
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
2 salaries
Reliability Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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About This School

3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799-6699



State School

44 %

12 %

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33 %

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Graduates of the UT Tyler head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; clinical care, the education industry, and the acute care hospital industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Among UT Tyler grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Very few UT Tyler grads go into the oil and gas field services industry; in fact, less than two percent of the alumni pool enter this industry. UT Tyler graduates see an estimated starting salary of $55K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $49K on average compared to approximately $61K for male graduates.


Among UT Tyler alumni, those working as Financial Controllers report the highest median pay of $75K, followed by Environmental Health & Safety Specialists ($72K), and Mechanical Engineers ($70K). Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $41K.


It is typical for many UT Tyler grads (roughly one in three former students) to remain settled in Tyler, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $48K). However, UT Tyler grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Houston — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of around $71K. Other common destinations for UT Tyler grads include close-by Longview and San Antonio.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) leads to the highest pay for UT Tyler grads (approximately $100K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) — their annual income amounts to $36K on average.


Former Patriots with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 37 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among UT Tyler alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in seven former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair portion of alums contribute to a 401(k). For this school, a fair portion of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of respondents pick up dental plans, too. The University of Texas at Tyler graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for McNeese State University grads is about $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of UT Tyler grads. Other schools similar to UT Tyler include Stephen F Austin State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and Tarleton State University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1708
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for University of Texas at Tyler


45 %
55 %
$30,060 - $64,711
$39,014 - $77,062
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
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