Mount Mercy University Alumni Average Salary

Around 1,000 people attend Mount Mercy University, a Roman Catholic institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Account Manager
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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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About This School

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797


Private School, Religious

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Professionally, the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are popular business areas among Mount Mercy University alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the insurance and financial services industry. The average salary for a grad from Mount Mercy University is $52K.


Among Mount Mercy University graduates, the biggest earners are Account Managers, who haul in around $80K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers, bringing in close to $68K. Human Resources Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $37K.


Mount Mercy University alumni seem to appreciate living in Cedar Rapids, and a majority of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Cedar Rapids, Iowa is also a common destination for Mount Mercy University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $62K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Mount Mercy University alumni is Nashville, Tenn., where earnings average about $37K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University can rake in a whopping average $105K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $48K.


Mount Mercy University grads with Microsoft Excel abilities can expect to make 25 percent more than their former classmates ($65K). Many Mount Mercy University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with close to a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Reporting also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though roughly half of the alums get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and nearly all former students accept dental insurance. Mount Mercy University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Judson University grads report the most similar salaries to Mount Mercy University alums, earning around $50K on average. 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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$38,385 - $71,933
$37,359 - $81,200
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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