Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Northwest Missouri State University, a school in Maryville, Mo., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. The data for this synopsis comes from former Northwest students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


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For Northwest alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. The average starting salary for a graduate of Northwest is $40K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $63K per year compared to females' $37K.

Degree Major

Northwest students with a Master of Science (MS) can expect to make the most money (about $74K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $34K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Northwest alumni, with slightly less than a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 61 percent for former Bearcats. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most graduates contribute to a 401(k). It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of former students accept dental insurance. Northwest Missouri State University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Emporia State University grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to Northwest alumni. Other schools similar to Northwest include the University of Central Missouri, Western Illinois University, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Key Stats for Northwest Missouri State University


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$33,386 - $61,042
$37,000 - $74,251
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