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

Founded in Rolla, Mo., Missouri University of Science and Technology is an institution of higher learning for around 6,000 students. The survey pool is heavily weighted towards men, with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1. After graduation, women bring in smaller paychecks than men, a finding consistent with alumni and student reports. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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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

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Mechanical Engineer
17 salaries
Project Engineer
13 salaries
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
Environmental Engineer
8 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Petroleum Engineer
4 salaries
Geotechnical Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Details

1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409

Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST)


State Schools, Engineering

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Missouri S&T alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the consulting industry, the engineering services industry, and energy. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Those with a degree from Missouri S&T tend to make around $71K.


Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.


The most lucrative professionals among Missouri S&T alumni are Petroleum Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $87K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $73K and approximately $64K are Electrical Engineers and Civil Engineers. Sliding in near the bottom are Environmental Engineers, who report earnings of $59K.


St. Louis is a hub for Missouri S&T graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former Missouri S&T students living and working in Houston — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $84K. Missouri S&T alumni in Kansas City can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $62K. Denver and Rolla also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $123K per year, former Miners who have a Doctorate (PhD), Aerospace Engineering are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in History commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $46K.


Missouri S&T alumni are often well versed in Engineering Design, with around one in four grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowing Matlab can pay off big time for former Miners, who can expect a 21 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

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-fifth of alumni, respectively). Almost all alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of survey participants receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, nearly all graduates contribute to a 401(k). Missouri University of Science and Technology graduates also take advantage 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 about $66K, 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, Wichita State University, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT writing score is not included.
1130 1360
ACT Scores 26 31

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