Average Salary for Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Northwest Missouri State University is a university based in Maryville, Mo. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Account Manager
4 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Digital Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


State School

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8 %

48 %

39 %

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Northwest alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The transportation industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Northwest grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Northwest students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. The average salary for a grad from Northwest is around $48K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $57K per year, but the second group takes home only $41K.


Northwest grads who become Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $90K annually. However, Digital Marketing Managers and Account Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $51K and $46K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Business Analysts who make an average of about $43K.


Many Northwest students are Kansas City, Mo.-bound following college. Northwest grads also flock to Overland Park, Kan., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $70K). On the other hand, Northwest alumni who end up in St. Joseph, Mo. receive the lowest median salary of $39K. Other popular cities include Des Moines, Iowa and Maryville, Mo.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from Northwest can rake in a whopping average around $110K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $38K on average per year.


Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 51 percent for former Bearcats. Many former Northwest students are familiar with Project Management, and one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Other top skills include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just over a third of graduates report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of grads are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of alums report dental coverage, too. Northwest Missouri State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney graduates, who earn $51K on average, make a similar amount to Northwest grads. The University of Central Missouri, Western Illinois University, and Emporia State University are also similar to Northwest.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
930 1170
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Northwest Missouri State University


46 %
54 %
$30,201 - $53,731
$35,123 - $81,184
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 31 votes.

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