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Average Salary for Millsaps College Alumni

Jackson is home to Millsaps College, a United Methodist university. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Millsaps College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
2 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Finance
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Millsaps College Details

1701 N State St
Jackson, MS 39210-0001

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Graduates of Millsaps College head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the art dealer industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Millsaps College is around $57K.


Among Millsaps College alumni, those working as VPs of Finance report the highest median pay of about $127K, followed by Information Technology Directors (approximately $101K), and Software Engineers ($67K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Certified Public Accountants — they bring in $58K.


Millsaps College alumni love Jackson so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with about a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is also not uncommon to find former Millsaps College students living and working in New York — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $125K. On the far end of the pay scale, Millsaps College alumni often reside in Dallas, which is home to the lowest pay at $42K. Atlanta and Austin are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Millsaps College alumni are those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) — they earn close to $93K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to about $45K per year.


Millsaps College grads who have experience with Social Media Marketing can expect to make 22 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Millsaps College grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and a little less than a fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Social Media Marketing rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A solid majority of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to a majority of the survey participants, and a strong majority of grads report health coverage. Millsaps College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Birmingham Southern College grads (who make an average of approximately $51K) earn salaries most similar to Millsaps College alumni. 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.
1055 1300
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats

36 %
64 %
$24,468 - $103,177
$40,000 - $67,961
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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