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Average Salary for Missouri Western State University Alumni

Founded in Saint Joseph, Mo., Missouri Western State University is an institution of higher learning for around 6,000 students. The data in this summary come from Missouri Western alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
976
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
329
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
385
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$36,100
Missouri Western State University Alumni
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Accounting Manager
3 salaries
$60,000  
   
Systems Analyst
2 salaries
$87,500  
Customer Service Team Leader
2 salaries
$45,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Missouri Western State University Details

Address:

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

Students Enrolled:

5,885

Categories:

State Schools

Graduation Rate:

31 %

% STEM:

12 %

% Stay In State:

74 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

43 %
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Industry

Professionally, the health care services industry, public K-12 education, and the acute care hospital industry are popular business areas among Missouri Western alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Former Missouri Western graduates tend to bring in $48K.

Jobs

Missouri Western grads who become Systems Analysts garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $88K annually. However, Accounting Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $60K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Customer Service Team Leaders, making an average of approximately $45K.

Locations

Many Missouri Western students are Kansas City-bound following college. Missouri Western grads also flock to St. Louis, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $84K). Home to the lowest median salary for Missouri Western alumni is St. Joseph, a popular place for former students despite its about $39K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among Missouri Western alumni include nearby Liberty and Denver.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Missouri Western grads with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting (earnings climb to around $53K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $46K per year.

Skills

For former Griffons, proficiency in Scheduling warrants a paycheck that is 40 percent more than other alumni salaries. Missouri Western alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a solid majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to the greater part of alumni, and a majority of grads also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Missouri Western State University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $49K for Missouri Southern State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Missouri Western grads. Other schools similar to Missouri Western include Indiana University-Kokomo, Indiana University-East, and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

51 %

female alumni

Male

49 %

male alumni
Salary
$33,568 - $61,680
Salary
$34,255 - $69,411

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction


Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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