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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 information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Missouri Western State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Accounting Manager
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Customer Service Team Leader
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


State School

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Graduates of Missouri Western are found working in a number of different fields including the health care services industry, public K-12 education, and the pet food manufacturing industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Missouri Western is approximately $47K.


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


The most popular destination for former Missouri Western students is Kansas City. Missouri Western grads also flock to St. Louis, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is about $84K). On the far end of the pay scale, Missouri Western alumni often reside in St. Joseph, which is home to the lowest pay at $39K. Other cities of interest among Missouri Western alumni include nearby Liberty and Denver.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Missouri Western grads with an Associate's Degree (earnings climb to $56K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to approximately $46K per year.


Nearly one-seventh of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Scheduling seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 41 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($67K). Proficiency in Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. It is no small feat that a solid majority of graduates are given health coverage, and most respondents accept dental insurance. Missouri Western State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Central State University grads is $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of Missouri Western grads. Other schools similar to Missouri Western include Missouri Southern State University, Indiana University-Kokomo, and Indiana University-East.

Key Stats for Missouri Western State University


52 %
48 %
$33,465 - $62,160
$35,072 - $70,880
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 22 votes.

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