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Average Salary for Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Located in Maryville, Mo., roughly 6,000 students call Northwest Missouri State University home for four years. The data for this snapshot was collected from Northwest graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

1009
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

340
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

253
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$39,800
Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Account Manager
4 salaries
$46,452  
   
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
$55,000  
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
3 salaries
$46,000  
Operations Manager
2 salaries
$71,000  
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
$42,500  
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$90,000  
Membership Director
2 salaries
$28,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
United States (change)

About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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State Schools

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Industry

Professionally, the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Northwest alumni. Among Northwest grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Unfortunately, former Northwest students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Following graduation, Northwest students earn an average of approximately $49K.

Gender

Male graduates of Northwest out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $56K versus $44K for women.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Northwest alumni are earned by VPs of Commercial Lending — these former students make about $120K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Web Developers ($72K) and Operations Managers ($55K). On the lower end, Business Analysts report making around $43K.

Locations

Kansas City is filled with Northwest grads. The top-paying city popular with Northwest alumni is Denver, which offers median salaries of $70K. Northwest alumni in Omaha can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $36K. Graduates also relocate to Des Moines and Maryville.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $120K per year, former Bearcats who have a Bachelor of Science in Social Science are the best paid among the alumni population. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in General Business are the lowest of the pack, earning around $33K.

Skills

Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 137 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($117K). Customer Service is a popular skill among Northwest alumni, with approximately one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and People Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of grads as well. A strong majority of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Northwest Missouri State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $50K for Fort Hays State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Northwest grads. The University of Central Missouri, Western Illinois University, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney are also similar to Northwest.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
940 1100
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Northwest Missouri State University

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %
Salary
$29,245 - $55,317
Salary
$30,607 - $81,885
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
$33,790 - $60,064
$46,666 - $67,000
$28,966 - $56,000
$33,881 - $79,804
$30,000 - $49,000

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