The UT Austin alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the software development industry, and the consulting industry. A large chunk of former UT Austin students are employed in software as a service (SAAS) development; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. UT Austin graduates see an average starting salary of around $71K.
Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $80K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $61K.
The most lucrative professionals among UT Austin alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $113K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $84K and $72K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Account Managers who make an average of about $53K.
Many UT Austin alumni remain in Austin after graduation; more than a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. San Francisco, Calif. is also a common destination for UT Austin grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $98K. On the other hand, UT Austin alumni who end up in San Antonio, Texas receive the lowest median salary of $60K. Nearby Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for UT Austin grads.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) earns UT Austin students the most money after college (an average $105K per year). A Master of Social Work (MSW) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($48K).
Project Management is a common skill among UT Austin alumni — roughly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Former Longhorns who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 18 percent more than other alumni (around $84K on average). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. A large number of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alums receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Alumni of University of Texas at Austin also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
Among alumni of similar schools, Texas a & M University grads (who make an average of approximately $71K) earn salaries most similar to UT Austin alumni. The University of Houston, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Mississippi State University are also similar to UT Austin.