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

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a university based in Rolla, Mo. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. The figures in this rundown were provided by Missouri S&T alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

14
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

4
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

16
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$62,400
Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
$64,723  
   
Project Engineer
9 salaries
$62,058  
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$70,742  
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
$63,039  
Environmental Engineer
4 salaries
$55,000  
Petroleum Engineer
3 salaries
$72,000  
Project Manager, Engineering
3 salaries
$75,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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About This School

1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409

Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST)

futurestudents.mst.edu/

6,145

State School, Research University, Engineering

63 %

89 %

58 %

24 %


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Industry

Graduates of Missouri S&T go into the consulting industry, energy, and the engineering services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Missouri S&T is $70K.

Gender

Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

Among Missouri S&T alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of $75K, followed by Petroleum Engineers (approximately $72K), and Electrical Engineers (about $71K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Environmental Engineers — they bring in $55K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Missouri S&T alums, St. Louis, Mo. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Albuquerque, N.M. is also a common destination for Missouri S&T grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $123K. Missouri S&T alumni in Kansas City, Mo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $60K. Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Missouri S&T grads who hold a Doctorate (PhD), Aerospace Engineering can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $123K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (CE) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $53K per year.

Skills

Missouri S&T grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Matlab seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 23 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($86K). Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. The vast majority of alumni receive health insurance, and most alumni get dental coverage. Almost all survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Missouri University of Science and Technology alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Wichita State University pick up average paychecks of about $65K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri S&T grads among similar schools. The University of Missouri-St Louis, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis are also similar to Missouri S&T.

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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)

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Salary
$45,781 - $79,075
Salary
$53,376 - $87,760
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$48,796 - $75,043
$43,999 - $73,607
$78,611 - $111,910
$70,000

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