The majority of alumni accept jobs in the agriculture industry. In line with impressive SAT scores, Missouri S&T grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Missouri S&T graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $78K.
In the Missouri S&T alumni community, men make a median salary of about $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $58K. The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
The most lucrative professionals among Missouri S&T alumni are VPs of Operations; they earn a median annual salary of $157K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at around $85K are Software Engineers. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Civil Engineers who make an average of $80K.
Former Miners who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) and earn a median salary of $144K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $62K per year.
Missouri S&T grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in three alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Miners — they earn 0 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. It is no small feat that almost all alumni are given health coverage, and most alumni accept dental insurance. Almost all grads participate in a 401(k) program. Graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.
Other schools similar to Missouri S&T include the University of Missouri-St Louis, Wichita State University, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. Missouri S&T grads enjoy average salaries on the higher end compared to alumni salaries of comparable schools; in fact, median pay is the highest among former Missouri S&T students, though earnings are not far from the average salary of University of Missouri graduates ($60K).