Average Salary for Mount Mercy University Alumni

Nestled away in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Mount Mercy University Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
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Account Manager
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About This School

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797



Private School, Religious

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Former Mount Mercy University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. A large chunk of former Mount Mercy University students are employed in the insurance and financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from Mount Mercy University make an average of $53K.


Mount Mercy University grads who become Account Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $80K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Software Engineers — their salaries approach $68K. Salaries are anything but generous for Human Resources Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $37K.


Mount Mercy University students enjoy their time in Cedar Rapids, and the greater part of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Cedar Rapids, Iowa is another hot spot for Mount Mercy University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $62K). Mount Mercy University alumni in Nashville, Tenn. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $37K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $105K per year, Mount Mercy University grads who have a B.A. in Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management ($48K on average annually).


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Mount Mercy University grads — they earn 19 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Office is a common skill among Mount Mercy University alumni — just over a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, close to half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most grads, and most survey participants also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Mount Mercy University grads include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Clarke University graduates, who earn approximately $55K on average, make a similar amount to Mount Mercy University grads. Other schools similar to Mount Mercy University include Loras College, William Penn University, and Grand View University.

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Key Stats for Mount Mercy University


70 %
30 %
$38,660 - $70,461
$37,359 - $81,200

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$42,282 - $73,165

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