Average Salary for Missouri Western State University Alumni

Missouri Western State University is a university based in Saint Joseph, Mo. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. This summary is derived from information given by Missouri Western grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Missouri Western State University Alumni

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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


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Graduates of Missouri Western go into the health care services industry, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, Missouri Western students earn an average of $47K.


Accounting Managers win the contest for best-paid Missouri Western alumni, making $62K on average every year.


Many Missouri Western grads end up living in Kansas City, Mo., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Missouri Western students living and working in Denver, Colo. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $101K. On the far end of the pay scale, Missouri Western alumni often reside in St. Joseph, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at around $41K. Nearby Liberty, Mo. and St. Louis, Mo. also rank high on the list of cities for Missouri Western grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Missouri Western alumni are those with an Associate's Degree — they earn close to approximately $75K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $46K).


Former Griffons with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 26 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Missouri Western alumni — nearly one in six grads mention using it at work. Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a large number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of respondents pick up dental plans, too. A large number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Missouri Western State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Missouri Southern State University pick up average paychecks of $47K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri Western grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Missouri Western include Indiana University-Kokomo, Indiana University-East, and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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$33,465 - $62,299
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
$33,451 - $65,000
$32,536 - $54,045

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