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Average Salary for Midamerica Nazarene University Alumni

Nestled away in Olathe, Kan., the student population at MidAmerica Nazarene University, a Church of the Nazarene school, roughly 1,000. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Midamerica Nazarene University Alumni

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Employee Relations Director
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Licensed Professional Counselor
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Midamerica Nazarene University Details

2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899


Private Schools, Business, Religious

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Graduates of MidAmerica Nazarene University work in a variety of industries including the manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the chamber of commerce industry. Among MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, the banking industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University is approximately $53K.


Male graduates of MidAmerica Nazarene University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $70K versus $55K for women.


The most generous salaries among MidAmerica Nazarene University alumni are reportedly earned by Employee Relations Directors whose earnings come to $67K.


Home to a large number of MidAmerica Nazarene University alums, Kansas City is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former MidAmerica Nazarene University students living and working in Leawood — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $67K. Kansas City is a popular spot for former MidAmerica Nazarene University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $43K. Nearby Overland Park is also a top pick for MidAmerica Nazarene University grads, as is Olathe.

Degree Major

MidAmerica Nazarene University grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $80K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Arts (MA), Counseling tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $33K per year.


Microsoft Excel commands a pay premium of 45 percent for MidAmerica Nazarene University grads. Roughly a tenth of MidAmerica Nazarene University grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Demonstrated ability in Employee Relations, Microsoft Office, and Event Planning rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to most alums. Most alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair portion of former students receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. MidAmerica Nazarene University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Rio Grande grads (who make an average of approximately $54K) earn salaries most similar to MidAmerica Nazarene University alumni. Drury University, Oakland City University, and Campbellsville University are also similar to MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
876 1075
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats

58 %
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$32,369 - $65,000
$32,337 - $94,152
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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