Among Top Earners
Rice University graduates have the highest median salaries among graduates of Texas colleges and universities, according to the 2009 Education and Salary Report by PayScale.com, a Web site
that collects employee salary data. Rice graduates earn median starting salaries of $57,900 and median mid-career salaries of $105,000 — at least $9,300 more and $8,100 more, respectively, than graduates of any other school in the Lone Star State. Among the nearly 600 U.S.-based schools included in the report, Rice ranked 23rd for salaries of those with five or fewer years’ experience and 34th for salaries of those with at least 10 years’ experience. The numbers were based on more than a million users of PayScale.com who reported their salaries and educational backgrounds in a survey over the past year. All reports were for graduates who work in the U.S. and whose highest academic degree is a bachelor’s.