Average Salary for Missouri Western State University Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Missouri Western State University, a institution based in Saint Joseph, Mo. This report is based on the responses of Missouri Western graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

799
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

258
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

385
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$36,100
Missouri Western State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
$61,535  
   
Customer Service Team Leader
2 salaries
$45,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

5,616

State School

34 %

12 %

79 %

51 %


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Industry

Graduates of Missouri Western work in a variety of sectors including the health care services industry, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Missouri Western is $47K.

Jobs

The Missouri Western alumni who make the most are Accounting Managers; they report a median pay of $62K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Kansas City, Mo. after college. With a median salary of about $101K, Denver, Colo. represents the highest-paid city popular among Missouri Western grads. Home to the lowest median salary for Missouri Western alumni is St. Joseph, Mo., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $41K average paycheck. Missouri Western alumni express interest in nearby Liberty, Mo. and St. Louis, Mo. as well.

Degree Major

Missouri Western students with an Associate's Degree can expect to make the most money ($75K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $46K per year.

Skills

Financial Reporting commands a pay premium of 26 percent for former Griffons. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Missouri Western alumni, with approximately one-sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of alums are given health coverage, and the larger part of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Missouri Western State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $48K for Missouri Southern State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Missouri Western grads. Indiana University-Kokomo, Indiana University-East, and Metropolitan State College of Denver are also similar to Missouri Western.

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Key Stats for Missouri Western State University

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$33,465 - $62,299
Salary
$35,174 - $71,380
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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