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

Around 6,000 people attend Missouri University of Science and Technology, a institution based in Rolla, Mo. With a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. This summary is derived from information given by Missouri S&T grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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
10 salaries
Project Engineer
9 salaries
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Environmental Engineer
4 salaries
Petroleum Engineer
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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

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Graduates of Missouri S&T work in a variety of sectors including the aerospace and defense industry, the engineering services industry, and the environmental consulting industry. The most popular field is the consulting industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Missouri S&T amounts to $70K.


Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


In the Missouri S&T alumni professional community, Engineering Project Managers make the highest median pay (around $75K), though Petroleum Engineers ($72K), and Electrical Engineers ($69K) are close competitors. Environmental Engineers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $59K.


St. Louis, Mo. is a hot spot for Missouri S&T alum. Albuquerque, N.M. is also a common destination for Missouri S&T grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $123K. Relative to other popular cities, Rolla ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $26K); however, Missouri University of Science and Technology grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Graduates of Missouri S&T also relocate to Kansas City, Mo., which is not far away, and Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Doctorate (PhD), Aerospace Engineering from Missouri S&T can rake in a whopping average $123K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (CE) — their annual income amounts to about $53K on average.


Many former Missouri S&T students are familiar with Engineering Design, and close to a fourth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Miners who have experience with Matlab can expect to make 39 percent more than other alumni ($98K on average). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. The vast majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Missouri University of Science and Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of 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 approximately $65K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri S&T grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Missouri S&T include the University of Missouri-St Louis, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

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 %
$44,611 - $76,000
$53,091 - $88,621
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 27 votes.
$46,369 - $73,546
$52,346 - $74,380
$78,611 - $111,910

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