Average Salary for Midamerica Nazarene University Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend MidAmerica Nazarene University, a Church of the Nazarene institution based in Olathe, Kan. The data for this synopsis comes from former MidAmerica Nazarene University students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Midamerica Nazarene University Alumni

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Licensed Professional Counselor
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About This School

2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899


Private School, Religious

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MidAmerica Nazarene University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the insurance and financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health insurance industry. The most popular field is the banking industry. Given the high SAT scores reported by MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Starting salaries of about $50K are the median among MidAmerica Nazarene University grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $52K on average compared to around $70K for male graduates.


Many MidAmerica Nazarene University grads end up living in Overland Park, Kan., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Kansas City, Mo. is another hot spot for MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $55K). Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Olathe at $52K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of MidAmerica Nazarene University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Neighboring Kansas City, Kan. is another common pick among MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, along with Lenexa, Kan.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from MidAmerica Nazarene University can rake in a whopping average approximately $90K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Master of Arts (MA), Counseling face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $33K per year.


MidAmerica Nazarene University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with roughly one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, proficiency in Counseling warrants a paycheck that is 22 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Counseling, Requirements Analysis, and Event Planning command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of former students enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a fair number of graduates, and a majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). MidAmerica Nazarene University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $49K for Drury University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to MidAmerica Nazarene University grads. Other schools similar to MidAmerica Nazarene University include Oakland City University, Campbellsville University, and College of Mount St. Joseph.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
840 1050
ACT Scores 19 21

Key Stats for Midamerica Nazarene University


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$33,183 - $68,784
$34,906 - $94,152
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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