The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of $56K are the median among PVAMU grads.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $49K per year compared to men, who earn around $64K.
PVAMU grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $66K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $53K.
PVAMU grads are usually competent in Engineering Design, and about a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Computer Aided Design (CAD) commands a pay premium of 109 percent for former Panthers. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Close to half of the alums enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A large number of alums have medical plans, and a fair number of alumni have dental insurance. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Prairie View A & M University alumni are also on the receiving end of 403(b), tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.
Median pay for Tarleton State University grads is $54K, making their salaries most similar to those of PVAMU grads. Other schools similar to PVAMU include the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas State University-San Marcos, and McNeese State University.