Average Salary for Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni

Morehead State University, a school in Morehead, Ky., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. Athletic pride runs deep at this small-town school, though a big portion of these sports-loving students relocate to larger cities such as Lexington, Ky., Louisville, Ky., and Morehead, Ky. following graduation. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Read More

Overall College ROI Rank

1205
out of 1223
See full list

ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

401
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

390
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$33,000
Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Information Technology (IT) Director
3 salaries
$103,647  
   
Network Engineer
2 salaries
$56,500  
Case Manager
2 salaries
$28,500  
Reliability Engineer
2 salaries
$72,500  
Revenue Cycle Analyst
2 salaries
$31,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351

Morehead State University

10,076

State School, For Sports Fans

40 %

10 %

57 %

52 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

MSU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the veterinary care industry, the banking industry, and clinical care. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by MSU alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Median pay for those who graduated from MSU amounts to approximately $46K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $38K on average compared to about $66K for male graduates.

Jobs

The MSU alumni who make the most are Information Technology Directors; they report a median pay of $104K. Reliability Engineers and Financial Controllers draw in a fair amount as well — $73K and $60K, respectively. Case Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $29K.

Locations

Many MSU grads flock to Lexington, Ky. In addition, former MSU students often head to Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating, where the median salary comes to $66K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, MSU alumni who end up in Ashland, Ky. receive the lowest median salary of $31K. MSU alumni express interest in nearby Morehead, Ky. and Louisville, Ky. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting leads to the highest pay for MSU grads ($90K on average per year). A bachelor's degree in social work is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $31K.

Skills

Former Eagles with Microsoft Excel experience garner salaries that are 56 percent more than other grads' salaries. About an eighth of grads report using Customer Service as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. A strong majority of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a fair number of grads are given health coverage, and more than half of alumni accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Morehead State University alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Indiana University grads is about $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of MSU grads. Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Northern Kentucky University are also similar to MSU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1295 1655
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Morehead State University (Kentucky)

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$27,657 - $57,000
Salary
$31,094 - $81,927
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$33,451 - $77,511
$50,114 - $73,252
$29,479 - $51,886
$28,840 - $43,500
$66,000

More Salary Charts for Morehead State University (Kentucky)

Most Popular Job for Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular Years Experience for Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular Employer Name for Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular City for Morehead State University (Kentucky) Alumni
Median Salary Charts


United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.