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Average Salary for Drury University Alumni

Founded in Springfield, Mo., Drury University is an institution of higher learning for around 5,000 students. This private university offers a world of opportunities for the urban adventurer. Situated in the heart of Springfield, students have easy access to a wealth of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural experiences. Replies from former Drury University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Project Architect
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Project Manager, Architecture
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Architectural Job Captain
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Office Manager
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Design Architect
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Drury University Details


900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791

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Private Schools

Graduation Rate:

51 %


19 %

% Stay In State:

66 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

47 %
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Drury University alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the architectural and engineering services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The least popular industry for former Drury University students is the accounting firm industry — less than two percent of these people end up working in this field. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Drury University alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Those with an education from Drury University earn an average of around $44K.


The most lucrative professionals among Drury University alumni are Architecture Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $63K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $54K and $51K are Project Architects and Design Architects. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in about $28K.


For reasons other than money, Drury University grads are most commonly found still living in Springfield, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($43K). Dallas is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $69K; it's no wonder that Drury University grads are attracted to this city. Other common destinations for Drury University grads include close-by Kansas City and Miami.

Degree Major

Drury University grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $140K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $26K.


Drury University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 19 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many Drury University grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to a sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A fair portion of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a fair portion of survey participants are given health coverage, and slightly more than half of the respondents accept dental insurance. Drury University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Campbellsville University grads is $47K, making their salaries most similar to those of Drury University grads. Other schools similar to Drury University include MidAmerica Nazarene University, Christian Brothers University, and Oakland City University.

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SAT Scores 1370 2003
ACT Scores 21 30

Key Stats



50 %

female alumni


50 %

male alumni
$24,742 - $61,866
$34,560 - $60,086

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Popular Cities

$28,753 - $50,957
$34,146 - $78,611

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