Nestled away in Waco, Texas, Baylor University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 15,000. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Bears!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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About This School

500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans, Sober School

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Graduates of Baylor head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; clinical care, the education industry, and the health care industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Baylor amounts to about $61K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $68K per year, but the second group takes home only $55K.


The most generous salaries among Baylor alumni are reportedly earned by Directors of Operations, whose median earnings come to $79K, followed by Software Engineers ($71K) and Marketing Directors (around $70K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Coordinators who make an average of approximately $45K.


A large number of students head to Dallas, Texas after college. It is no surprise that San Antonio, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $69K), is another of the most popular spots for former Baylor students. Many former Bears can't resist staying in Waco after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $46K). Graduates of Baylor also relocate to Houston, Texas, which is not far away, and Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

Baylor students with a Master of Health Administration (MHA) can expect to make the most money ($102K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($48K).


Project Management is a popular skill among Baylor alumni, with nearly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 19 percent for former Bears. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. It is no small feat that a large number of alums are given health coverage, and a majority of graduates accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Baylor University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Duquesne University graduates, who earn about $61K on average, make a similar amount to Baylor grads. Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton are also similar to Baylor.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1670 1960
ACT Scores 25 30

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