Average Salary for Missouri Western State University Alumni

Nestled away in Saint Joseph, Mo., Missouri Western State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Missouri Western State University Alumni

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Accounting Manager
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Customer Service Team Leader
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


State School

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79 %

51 %

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Former Missouri Western students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care services industry, IT consulting, and public K-12 education. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Missouri Western grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Graduates of Missouri Western earn $47K on average.


The Missouri Western alumni who make the most are Accounting Managers; they report a median pay of $60K.


The most popular destination for former Missouri Western students is Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Western grads also flock to Denver, Colo., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $101K). Home to the lowest median salary for Missouri Western alumni is St. Joseph, Mo., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $37K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among Missouri Western alumni include nearby Liberty, Mo. and St. Louis, Mo.

Degree Major

Former Griffons who fare the best in terms of salary hold an Associate's Degree and earn a median salary of around $75K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $46K.


Former Griffons who have experience with Month-End Close can expect to make 28 percent more than other alumni ($60K on average). Customer Service is a popular skill among Missouri Western alumni, with approximately one-sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Financial Reporting are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. A large number of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of former students are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Missouri Western State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $48K 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.

Key Stats for Missouri Western State University


46 %
54 %
$33,670 - $60,795
$34,645 - $68,784
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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