Average Salary for Drury University Alumni

Founded in Springfield, Mo., Drury University is an institution of higher learning for around 5,000 students. Situated in the heart of Springfield, Drury University offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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

900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791


Private School

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Graduates of Drury University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the architectural and engineering services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the architectural services industry. The computer and electronics manufacturing industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Drury University grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Though Drury University grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Those with a degree from Drury University tend to make $45K.


Architecture Project Managers win the contest for best-paid Drury University alumni, typically making approximately $63K every year, though Project Architects (about $54K), and Design Architects ($51K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in around $28K.


Drury University alumni typically remain in Springfield, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and over a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Dallas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $69K), is another of the most popular spots for former Drury University students. Though Kansas City takes the cake for lowest pay among Drury University grads (the median salary is $44K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Graduates of Drury University also relocate to St. Louis, which is not far away, and West Plains.

Degree Major

Drury University students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management can expect to make the most money (approximately $140K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $23K.


Knowledge of Design seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 21 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($54K). Drury University grads are usually competent in Project Management, and a little less than one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Autodesk Revit Architecture is highly valued 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. Dental insurance applies to slightly more than half of the respondents, and most grads report health coverage. A fair portion of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Drury University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of the Cumberlands grads report the most similar salaries to Drury University alums, earning $45K on average. Other schools similar to Drury University include MidAmerica Nazarene University, Christian Brothers University, and Oakland City University.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1505 1870
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for Drury University


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$24,677 - $62,155
$35,514 - $61,020
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
$29,828 - $51,367
$34,146 - $78,611

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