Around 3,000 people attend Houston Baptist University, a Southern Baptist institution based in Houston, Texas. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Huskies!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. The data in this summary come from HBU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Updated: 14 Sep 2019
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About This School

7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074-3298


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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HBU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the oil and gas field services industry, the health care industry, and the education industry. Among HBU grads, clinical care is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of HBU is $61K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $79K per year, but the second group takes home only about $59K.


Among HBU alumni, those working as Human Resources Managers report the highest median pay of $85K, followed by Directors of Communications ($81K), and Operations Managers ($70K). Salaries are anything but generous for Research Laboratory Technicians, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $32K.


When it comes to compensation, Houston, Texas brings up the rear (median pay is $60K); however, a fair number of HBU alumni still choose not to leave this city. On the other hand, HBU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Minneapolis, Minn., which offers a median salary of $175K. Other popular cities include Seattle, Wash. and Katy, Texas.

Degree Major

An Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), General Business will compensate HBU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $177K on average per year. A Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music (BMus / BM) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $32K.


Microsoft Excel is a common skill among HBU alumni — around a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 21 percent for former Huskies. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Employee Relations are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of grads receive dental plans, too. A large number of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Houston Baptist University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Avila University grads (who make an average of around $61K) earn salaries most similar to HBU alumni. Trinity University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Samford University are also similar to HBU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1710
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for Houston Baptist University


68 %
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$36,123 - $79,580
$40,311 - $109,894

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$35,672 - $75,000
$32,681 - $81,852
$49,461 - $99,439
$30,410 - $81,488
$31,500 - $40,438
$39,150 - $85,329
$30,837 - $88,437
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