Average Salary for Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Alumni

Located in Rolla, Mo., roughly 6,000 students call Missouri University of Science and Technology home for four years. The survey pool is heavily weighted towards men, with a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1. After graduation, women bring in smaller paychecks than men, a finding consistent with alumni and student reports. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Project Engineer
11 salaries
Environmental Engineer
8 salaries
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Petroleum Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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About This School

1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409

Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST)



State School, Research University, Engineering

63 %

89 %

58 %

24 %

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The aerospace and defense industry, energy, and the engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which Missouri S&T grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the consulting industry. Those with an education from Missouri S&T earn an average of $70K.


At this school, there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1 — which leads to a higher number of male grads.


Among Missouri S&T alumni, those working as Petroleum Engineers report the highest median pay of approximately $79K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($72K), and Civil Engineers ($64K). Salaries are anything but generous for Geotechnical Engineers, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $44K.


Those with a degree from Missouri S&T often relocate to St. Louis after college. With a median salary of around $84K, Houston represents the highest-paid city popular among Missouri S&T grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Missouri S&T grads is Kansas City (median compensation is about $62K). Other popular cities include Denver and Rolla.

Degree Major

Former Miners who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD), Aerospace Engineering and earn $123K per year. Those holding a B.A. in History are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $46K per year.


Engineering Design is a popular skill among Missouri S&T alumni, with roughly a fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Matlab seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 3 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $72K). Competency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in five survey participants, respectively). Nearly all alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Almost all alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the greater part of alumni receive dental plans, too. Graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Missouri pick up average paychecks of around $66K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri S&T grads among similar schools. The University of Missouri-St Louis, Wichita State University, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis are also similar to Missouri S&T.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1130 1360
ACT Scores 25 31

Key Stats for Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T)


16 %
84 %
$44,203 - $72,606
$50,062 - $85,778
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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