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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Northwest Missouri State University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Account Manager
5 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
2 salaries
Digital Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


State School

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Northwest alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the transportation industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former Northwest students do not typically enter the telecommunications industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Salaries are quite modest for Northwest alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Those with an education from Northwest earn an average of $48K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $56K after graduating from Northwest, the average woman earns only about $41K.


In the Northwest alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay (approximately $90K), though Digital Marketing Managers ($51K), and Account Managers ($46K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Business Analysts — they bring in $43K.


A large number of students head to Kansas City, Mo. after college. Overland Park, Kan. is also a common destination for Northwest grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $70K. Northwest alumni in St. Joseph, Mo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $39K. Other cities of interest include Des Moines, Iowa and Maryville, Mo.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Northwest grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (average earnings climb to about $110K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $38K.


Former Bearcats who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 51 percent more than other alumni (approximately $73K on average). Many Northwest grads have knowledge of Project Management, with around a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under a third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of former students, and almost all respondents report health coverage. The vast majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Northwest Missouri State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Nebraska at Kearney 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 Emporia State University.

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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


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55 %
$29,799 - $54,187
$35,040 - $81,430

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
$33,790 - $56,562
$39,305 - $59,777
$45,616 - $72,881

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