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 1,000 undergraduates. This summary is derived from information given by Mount Mercy University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
2 salaries
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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The financial services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which Mount Mercy University grads find work. The insurance and financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Mount Mercy University is $50K.


In the Mount Mercy University alumni professional community, Account Managers make the highest median pay ($83K), though Software Engineers ($68K) are a close competitor. Sliding in near the bottom are Human Resources Coordinators, who report earnings of approximately $37K.


Many Mount Mercy University alumni remain in Cedar Rapids after graduation; a majority of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. The top-paying city popular with Mount Mercy University alumni is Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which offers a median salary of $59K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Mount Mercy University alumni is Nashville, Tenn., which offers a median salary of around $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 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 a median annual pay of $48K.


Mount Mercy University grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 26 percent more than their former classmates (about $63K). Nearly one in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Reporting rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Close to a half of former students do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a large number of respondents sign up for dental plans. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most graduates contribute to a 401(k). Mount Mercy University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of William Penn University 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 Grand View University are also similar to Mount Mercy University.

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ACT Scores 20 23

Key Stats for Mount Mercy University


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$38,971 - $68,205
$34,500 - $73,657
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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