Mount Mercy University Alumni Average Salary

Mount Mercy University, a Roman Catholic school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has roughly 1,000 undergrads. Replies from former Mount Mercy University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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About This School

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797


Private School, Religious

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The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Mount Mercy University is around $50K.


Graduates of Mount Mercy University seem to enjoy living in Cedar Rapids, and the larger part of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Cedar Rapids, Iowa is also a common destination for Mount Mercy University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $69K. On the other end, Mount Mercy University grads flock to Nashville, Tenn., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $37K.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Administration leads to the highest pay for Mount Mercy University grads (approximately $118K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $65K.


Proficiency in Team Leadership is common among Mount Mercy University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one-seventh of former students report doing so. Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 65 percent for Mount Mercy University grads. Experience with Project Management, Customer Service, and Marketing Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; a majority of former students report receiving the former, but only two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health benefits extend to most alums, and most former students also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Mount Mercy University grads include tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of Trinity Christian College pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Mount Mercy University grads among similar schools. Loras College, Clarke University, and William Penn University are also similar to Mount Mercy University.

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Key Stats for Mount Mercy University


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$34,228 - $76,282
$41,000 - $96,250
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