Average Salary for Drury University Alumni

Nestled away in Springfield, Mo., Drury University, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Project Architect
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Architectural Job Captain
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Design Architect
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Project Manager, Architecture
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About This School

900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791


Private School

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Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the architectural and engineering services industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Drury University alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the architectural services industry. Very few Drury University grads go into energy; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Though Drury University grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Drury University graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $45K.


Among Drury University graduates, the biggest earners are Architecture Project Managers, who haul in $63K on average. Next on the list are Project Architects and Design Architects, bringing in around $56K and $51K, respectively. On the lower end, Intern Architects report making $40K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Drury University alumni (roughly two in five) end up finding permanent jobs in Springfield. Dallas, Texas is another hot spot for Drury University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $69K). Home to the lowest median salary for Drury University alumni is Kansas City, Mo., a popular place for former students despite its $44K average paycheck. Nearby St. Louis, Mo. is also a top pick for Drury University grads, as is West Plains, Mo.

Degree Major

Drury University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration and earn a median salary of $80K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $45K per year.


Drury University grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 16 percent more than other alumni ($52K on average). Project Management is a popular skill among Drury University alumni, with slightly less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Office, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. A strong majority of alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For this school, a fair number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and slightly more than half of the alumni pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Drury University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Campbellsville University grads is $45K, making their salaries most similar to those of Drury University grads. MidAmerica Nazarene University, Christian Brothers University, and Oakland City University are also similar to Drury University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1505 1870
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for Drury University


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$24,548 - $63,267
$36,224 - $59,272
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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
$34,478 - $54,190
$33,221 - $81,389

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