Average Salary for Drury University Alumni

Nestled away in Springfield, Mo., Drury University, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Drury University Alumni

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Intern Architect
4 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
2 salaries
Design Architect
2 salaries
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About This School

900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791


Private School

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Graduates of Drury University go into the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the architectural and engineering services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Drury University students are employed in the architectural services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Drury University graduates in the commercial banking industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Drury University alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Former Drury University graduates bring in $45K on average.


In the Drury University alumni professional community, Architecture Project Managers make the highest median pay (approximately $63K), though Design Architects (about $51K) are a close competitor. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Intern Architects who make an average of $42K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Drury University grads prefer to remain in Springfield; in fact, about two-fifths of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of Drury University grads is Dallas, Texas; given its high compensation (around $69K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other hand, Drury University alumni who end up in Kansas City, Mo. receive the lowest median salary of $44K. Neighboring St. Louis, Mo. is another common pick among Drury University grads, along with West Plains, Mo.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration from Drury University can rake in a whopping average $80K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Architecture (MArch) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $42K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Drury University alumni, with about a seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Drury University grads — they earn 14 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Office, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and slightly more than half of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Drury University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Campbellsville University pick up average paychecks of around $45K, which is closest to the amount made by Drury University grads among similar schools. MidAmerica Nazarene University, Christian Brothers University, and Oakland City University are also similar to Drury University.

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SAT Scores 1505 1870
ACT Scores 22 28

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$24,292 - $64,760
$35,703 - $58,421
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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