Average Salary for Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Nestled away in Maryville, Mo., Northwest Missouri State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. The data in this summary come from Northwest alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Account Manager
4 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
3 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Digital Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Consultant
2 salaries
Middle School Teacher
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


State School

50 %

8 %

48 %

39 %

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Graduates of Northwest work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Northwest students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Those with a degree from Northwest make an average of $49K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $58K per year, but the second group takes home only around $41K.


The most generous salaries among Northwest alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $90K, followed by Operations Managers (approximately $71K) and Information Technology Consultants ($66K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Operations Managers who make an average of about $42K.


Home to a large number of Northwest alums, Kansas City, Mo. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Northwest grads also flock to Denver, Colo., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $80K). On the far end of the pay scale, Northwest alumni often reside in St. Joseph, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at about $39K. Des Moines, Iowa is also a top pick, as is Maryville, Mo.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Northwest alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — they earn close to around $110K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.


Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 48 percent for former Bearcats. Many Northwest grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. Most graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Northwest Missouri State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to Northwest alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Northwest include the University of Central Missouri, Western Illinois University, and Emporia State University.

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


47 %
53 %
$30,201 - $54,135
$34,954 - $81,887
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 38 votes.

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