Professionally, public K-12 education, the health care industry, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Texas Wesleyan University alumni. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $53K are the median among Texas Wesleyan University grads.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $53K whereas the men's median is $71K.
The most lucrative professionals among Texas Wesleyan University alumni are Certified Nurse Anesthetists; they earn a median annual salary of $145K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $139K and around $88K, respectively, are Nurse Anesthetists and VPs of Operations. On the lower end, Customer Service Representatives report making $34K.
For reasons other than money, Texas Wesleyan University grads are most commonly found still living in Fort Worth, Texas, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($54K). On the flipside, Texas Wesleyan University grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Shreveport, La. where median pay is approximately $157K. Texas Wesleyan University alumni express interest in nearby Arlington, Texas and Frisco, Texas as well.
A Master of Health Sciences (MHS) will compensate Texas Wesleyan University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $160K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Theater ($40K on average annually).
One in eight grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Anesthesia seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 166 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $142K). Other prime know-hows include Anesthesia, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A fair number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of grads have medical plans, and a majority of alums have dental insurance. Texas Wesleyan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.
Among alumni of similar schools, Southwest Baptist University grads (who make an average of $53K) earn salaries most similar to Texas Wesleyan University alumni. Other schools similar to Texas Wesleyan University include Saint Edward's University, Harding University, and the Union University.