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Average Salary for Mount Mercy University Alumni

Mount Mercy University is a Roman Catholic university based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Situated in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by Mount Mercy University graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Mount Mercy University Alumni

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Software Engineer
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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
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Account Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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About This School

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797



Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Mount Mercy University work in a variety of industries including the financial services industry, the commercial aviation or airline industry, and the health care industry. The majority of Mount Mercy University alumni wind up in the insurance and financial services industry. The average salary for a grad from Mount Mercy University is around $51K.


The biggest paychecks among Mount Mercy University alumni are earned by Account Managers — these former students make $83K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers (approximately $68K) and Human Resources Generalists ($46K). Human Resources Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $37K.


Cedar Rapids is such a great city that Mount Mercy University alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with more than half of grads staying on to find permanent work. With a median salary of about $57K, Cedar Rapids represents the highest-paid city popular among Mount Mercy University grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Mount Mercy University alumni is Nashville, where earnings average $37K.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Administration leads to the highest pay for Mount Mercy University grads (about $110K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Business Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of approximately $48K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Mount Mercy University alumni, with slightly more than a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 23 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($62K). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Most alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair portion of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the greater part of respondents receive dental plans, too. Alumni of Mount Mercy University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $50K for Loras College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Mount Mercy University grads. Clarke University, William Penn University, and Grand View University are also similar to Mount Mercy University.

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Key Stats for Mount Mercy University


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$38,241 - $65,700
$36,206 - $88,437
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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