Average Salary for Millsaps College Alumni

Millsaps College is a United Methodist university located in Jackson. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Millsaps College Alumni

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Vice President (VP), Finance
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Information Technology (IT) Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About This School

1701 N State St
Jackson, MS 39210-0001



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Professionally, the health care services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Millsaps College alumni. The art dealer industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $58K are common among Millsaps College grads.


Millsaps College grads who become VPs of Finance are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $127K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Information Technology Directors and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $101K and approximately $67K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Certified Public Accountants, who report earnings of $58K.


Millsaps College alumni typically remain in Jackson, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and approximately one-third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Another city that attracts a wealth of Millsaps College grads is New York; given its high compensation (around $125K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Millsaps College grads is Dallas (median compensation is about $42K). Other popular cities include Atlanta and Austin.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) from Millsaps College can rake in a whopping $93K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $45K.


Knowledge of Social Media Marketing seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 20 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($70K). Many Millsaps College grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with approximately one-sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Social Media Marketing also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just one-third of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-fourth of alumni get vacation time. The greater part of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the greater part of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of grads report dental coverage, too. Other benefits awarded to Millsaps College alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Birmingham Southern College grads report the most similar salaries to Millsaps College alums, earning approximately $51K on average. Other schools similar to Millsaps College include Tougaloo College, Judson College, and Talladega College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1018 1250
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Millsaps College


37 %
63 %
$24,468 - $103,177
$39,732 - $68,854
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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