Emporia State University Alumni Average Hourly Rate

Emporia State University is a university based in Emporia, Kan. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This School

1200 Commercial
Emporia, KS 66801-5087



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The most popular career sector among alumni is the tax returns industry. Though ESU grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Those with an education from ESU earn an average of approximately $49K.


A large number of students head to Overland Park, Kan. after college.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree will compensate ESU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $55K on average per year.


Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 9 percent for former Hornets. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among ESU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in four former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Tax Preparation, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Former students at this school — half of the respondents — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. More than half of alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to the larger part of alumni, and more than half of alumni sign up for dental plans. Emporia State University graduates also take advantage of tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Central Oklahoma grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to ESU alumni. The University of Central Missouri, Pittsburg State University, and Fort Hays State University are also similar to ESU.

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