Texas Tech University

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The average estimated salary and top employers for graduates from each college are powerful tools for our alumni, prospective, and current students. This data, provided by Steppingblocks, can be used for research, salary negotiation, and mapping a career path, empowering you to make informed decisions about your future. 

Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Average Estimated Salary: $86,301 (n=7,655)

Top Employers:

  • Cargill
  • USDA-NRCS
  • BASF
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Capital Farm Credit
  • AgTexas Farm Credit
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Bayer
  • Tyson Foods

Majors: Animal Science, Agricultural & Applied Economics, Plant & Soil Science, Agricultural Communications, Natural Resources Management, Landscape Architecture, Agricultural Education, Agribusiness, Food Science, Horticulture Science, Wildlife, Aquatic & Wildlands Science & Management, Ranch Management, Agricultural Communications & Education, Agriculture Undeclared, Conservation Law Enforcement 

Huckabee College of Architecture

Average Estimated Salary: $99,346 (n=3,914)

Top Employers:

  • Parkhill
  • HKS Architecture & Planning
  • Gensler
  • Corgan
  • Perkins&Will
  • Page Southerland Page, Inc.
  • WRA Architects

College of Arts & Sciences

Average Estimated Salary: $86,974 (n=39,147)

Top Employers:

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Covenant Health
  • US Army
  • Amazon
  • United States Air Force
  • State of Texas
  • Lockheed Martin
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Majors: Psychology, Kinesiology, Biology, Political Science, English, Economics, Pre-Nursing, General Studies, Mathematics, History, Chemistry, Geosciences, Sport Management, Sociology, Spanish, Microbiology, Social Work, Physics, Biochemistry, Technical Communication, Anthropology, International Economics, Renewable Energy, Public Administration, Philosophy 

Rawls College of Business

Average Estimated Salary: $101,593 (n=44,814)

Top Employers:

  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Fidelity Investments
  • AT&T
  • Deloitte
  • USAA
  • PWC
  • Dell Technologies
  • Wells Fargo
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • ConocoPhillips

Majors: Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration General Business, Data Science, Energy Commerce, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Research & Analytics 

College of Education

Average Estimated Salary: $82,560 (n=7,637)

Top Employers:

  • Lubbock ISD
  • Dallas ISD
  • Frenship ISD
  • Frisco ISD
  • Lubbock Cooper ISD
  • Midland ISD
  • Lewisville ISD
  • Plano ISD

Majors: Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Higher Education  Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, Education Psychology, Language & Literacy, Secondary Education, Multidisciplinary Science, Instructional Technology,  Bilingual Education & English as a Second Language 

Whitacre College of Engineering

Average Estimated Salary: $100,338 (n=24,131)

Top Employers:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Texas Instruments
  • Chevron
  • Intel Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • SLB
  • ConocoPhillips
  • ExxonMobil

Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction Engineering, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Systems & Engineering Management, Software Engineering, Bioengineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Software & Security Engineering 

Honors College

Average Estimated Salary: $87,676 (n=216)

Top Employers:

  • Providence

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    State of Texas

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    United States Navy

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    3D Design & Engineering

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    5D Techlaw, PLLC

Majors: Arts & Letters, Honors Sciences & the Humanities 

College of Health & Human Sciences

Average Estimated Salary: $77,049 (n=14,197)

Top Employers:

  • Fidelity Investments

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    Lubbock ISD

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    HEB

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    Baylor Scott & White Health

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    Aramark

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    Keller Williams Realty

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    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

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    Charles Schwab

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    UMC Health System

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    Hilton

Majors: Human Development & Family Studies, Restaurant, Hotel, & Institution Management, Human Sciences, Personal Financial Planning, Interior Design, Nutritional Sciences & Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Retail Management, Fashion Merchandising, Nutrition, Counseling & Addiction Recovery Sciences, Couple, Marriage, & Family Therapy, Hospitality & Retail Management, Apparel Design & Manufacturing, Nutritional Sciences, Environmental Design, Hospitality, Tourism, and Retail Management, Early Childcare, Interior & Environmental Design, Addictive Disorders & Recovery Studies, Applied Personal Finance 

College of Media & Communication

Average Estimated Salary: $84,061 (n=13,655)

Top Employers:

  • Southwest Airlines

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    Dell Technologies

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    AT&T

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    Amazon

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    Keller Williams Realty

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    KCBD-TV

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    Deloitte

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    Apple

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    Gartner

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    HEB

Majors: Communication Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, Creative Media Industries, Mass Communication, Media and Communications, Digital Media & Professional Communication, Media Strategies, Strategic Communication & Innovation, Public Relations & Strategic Communications Management 

School of Law

Average Estimated Salary: $133,910 (n=5,438)

Top Employers:

  • State of Texas

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    Holland & Knight, LLP

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    Jackson Walker, LLP

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    Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

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    Texas Attorney General

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    Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP

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    US Department of Justice

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    Dallas County District Attorney's Office

Texas Tech University

Average Estimated Salary: $69,044 (n=1,745)

Top Employers:

  • Amazon

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    City Bank Financial Services

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    HEB

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    AT&T

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    Baylor Scott & White Health

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    Baylor University

     

     

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

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    Edward Jones

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    United States Air Force

Majors: University Studies, Human Resources Development, Applied Arts & Sciences  

Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

Average Estimated Salary: $78,792 (n = 4,073)

Top Employers:

  • Lubbock ISD
  • South Plains College
  • AT&T
  • Amazon
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Angelo State University
  • Austin Community College
  • Ballet Lubbock

Majors: Art, Music, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts, Music Education, Dance, Music Arts, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Arts Studies, Art History, Dance Studies, Commercial Music 

Disclaimer: Data on this page provides the average salaries of Texas Tech graduates from 1950 to 2023. It's important to note that this salary data is collected from various digital platforms like the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), university websites, public databases, and institutional partnerships. While this data does not represent starting salaries for the various colleges, it does reflect the average salary of our alumni at present. Please also be aware that this data does not include alumni who are currently employed at Texas Tech University. 

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