Average Salary for Mount Mercy University Alumni

Mount Mercy University, a Roman Catholic school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has roughly 1,000 undergrads. This report is based on the answers of Mount Mercy University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
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Account Manager
2 salaries
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the health care industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the insurance and financial services industry. Graduates of Mount Mercy University earn around $52K on average.


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 $80K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Software Engineers — their salaries approach $68K. Sliding in near the bottom are Human Resources Coordinators, who report earnings of approximately $37K.


Cedar Rapids is a popular place for Mount Mercy University students to settle after graduation, and a majority of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is no surprise that Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $60K), is another of the most popular spots for former Mount Mercy University students. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Mount Mercy University grads is Nashville, Tenn. (median compensation is about $37K).

Degree Major

Mount Mercy University grads who hold a B.A. in Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $105K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management ($48K on average annually).


Mount Mercy University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 21 percent more than other grads' salaries. Roughly one in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, close to half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of alumni get dental coverage. Mount Mercy University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Clarke University grads (who make an average of $55K) earn salaries most similar to Mount Mercy University alumni. Loras College, 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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$38,971 - $68,205
$37,359 - $81,200
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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