Graduates of the UT Austin work in a variety of sectors including IT consulting, the financial services industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former UT Austin students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of the UT Austin earn $72K on average.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $55K per year compared to men, who earn about $86K.
UT Austin grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $109K annually. However, Senior Marketing Managers and Information Technology Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $90K and approximately $76K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Marketing Managers, who report earnings of $46K.
UT Austin alumni like Austin so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with over a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. UT Austin alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of about $90K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UT Austin alumni is Dallas, Texas, which offers a median salary of $58K. Nearby Houston, Texas is also a top pick for UT Austin grads, as is Washington, DC.
UT Austin grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $135K per year. A B.A. in Sociology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $31K.
Project Management is a popular skill among UT Austin alumni, with about a sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of People Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 30 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($93K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a strong majority of alums accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most grads contribute to a 401(k). University of Texas at Austin grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
University of Houston grads bring in salaries of around $70K, making them the most similar to UT Austin alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UT Austin include Texas A & M University-College Station, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Mississippi State University.