Missouri Western State University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Saint Joseph, Mo., Missouri Western State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Missouri Western State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Less than 1 year
2 salaries
1-4 years
10 salaries
5-9 years
4 salaries
10-19 years
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


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51 %

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Missouri Western alumni can most commonly be found in the health care services industry, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Missouri Western grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Former Missouri Western graduates bring in $49K on average.


Many Missouri Western grads flock to Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Western alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in St. Louis, Mo., which offers a median salary of about $84K. Missouri Western alumni in St. Joseph, Mo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $37K. Close-by Columbia, Mo. and Liberty, Mo. are also desirable cities among Missouri Western alumni.

Degree Major

Missouri Western grads who hold an Associate's Degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $86K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to $48K on average.


For former Griffons, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is double other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Missouri Western alumni, with just under one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Data Analysis, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to most respondents, and the larger part of respondents also receive dental coverage. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Missouri Western State University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Glenville State College pick up average paychecks of around $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri Western grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Missouri Western include Missouri Southern State University, Indiana University-Kokomo, and Indiana University-East.

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Key Stats for Missouri Western State University


51 %
49 %
$33,251 - $63,871
$34,521 - $74,609
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 10 votes.

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