Missouri Western State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Missouri Western State University, a institution based in Saint Joseph, Mo. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Software Engineer
5 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Accounting Manager
4 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Operations Manager
3 salaries
District Operations Manager
3 salaries
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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About This School

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


State School

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Missouri Western alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and clinical care. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care information technology (it) services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Missouri Western amounts to $51K.


Independence, Mo. is filled with Missouri Western grads. With a median salary of about $60K, Kansas City, Mo. represents the highest-paid city popular among Missouri Western grads. On the other end, Missouri Western grads flock to St. Joseph, Mo., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $32K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting will compensate Missouri Western grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $55K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $33K per year.


Former Griffons with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Missouri Western alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with between a fifth and a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Although just under half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of respondents, and just over half of the former students sign up for dental plans. A fair number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Missouri Western State University grads are also lucky enough to receive company car / automobile, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

West Liberty University graduates, who earn approximately $51K on average, make a similar amount to Missouri Western grads. 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


55 %
45 %
$30,410 - $65,000
$31,660 - $103,177
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 2 votes.
$45,171 - $75,135

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