Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Northwest Missouri State University, a school in Maryville, Mo., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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College Salary Report

519th

Early Career Salary 

$40,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$75,600

% High Meaning 

43 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Account Manager
5 salaries
$45,000  
   
Software Engineer
3 salaries
$80,000  
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
$47,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

5,542

State School

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Industry

Northwest alumni can most commonly be found in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the information technology (it) systems design or integration industry, and the business research, analysis, and advisory services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former Northwest students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Northwest students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Northwest graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $48K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $40K per year compared to men, who earn about $65K.

Jobs

Among Northwest alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $80K, followed by Business Analysts ($48K). Account Managers pick up $46K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Many Northwest students are Kansas City, Mo.-bound following college. It is also not uncommon to find former Northwest students living and working in St. Louis, Mo. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $94K. On the far end of the pay scale, Northwest alumni often reside in Overland Park, Kan., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $45K. Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Neb. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Former Bearcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $87K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $43K.

Skills

Northwest grads are usually competent in Project Management, and about a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Bearcats with Quality Assurance / Quality Control experience garner salaries that are 140 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Account Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to almost all respondents, and a fair number of graduates also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, almost all graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Northwest Missouri State University alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney grads report the most similar salaries to Northwest alums, earning $51K on average. 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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$29,799 - $51,395
Salary
$33,772 - $91,385
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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