Oklahoma State University (OSU) - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Oklahoma State University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Stillwater, Okla., the school is ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletic pride runs deep at this small-town school, though a big portion of these sports-loving students relocate to larger cities such as Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dallas, Texas following graduation. The data in this summary come from OSU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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349th

20 Year Net ROI 

$358,000

Annual ROI 

8.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$86,000

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265th

Early Career Salary 

$46,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$82,800

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Mechanical Engineer
26 salaries
$72,938  
   
Project Engineer
23 salaries
$66,483  
Electrical Engineer
20 salaries
$63,971  
Project Manager, Construction
17 salaries
$75,394  
Financial Analyst
15 salaries
$52,803  
Data Analyst
13 salaries
$66,362  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
$101,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,682
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About This School

107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, OK 74078-1015

Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University (OSU)

20,660

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

60 %

18 %

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27 %


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Industry

Professionally, the consulting industry, the school district industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry are popular business areas among OSU alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the engineering services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from OSU amounts to about $63K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $66K per year, but the second group takes home only around $51K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among OSU alumni are reportedly earned by Veterinarians, whose median earnings come to $106K, followed by Electrical Engineers (approximately $97K) and Process Engineers ($77K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Marketing Directors; alumni in this role face average salaries of $36K.

Locations

Tulsa, Okla. is filled with OSU grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of OSU grads is Philadelphia, Pa.; given its high compensation ($111K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. OSU alumni in Oklahoma City, Okla. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $51K. Other popular cities include Dallas, Texas and Stillwater, Okla.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate OSU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $108K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ($45K on average annually).

Skills

Knowledge of Engineering Design seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 15 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($72K). Slightly less than a fifth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Most alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). It is no small feat that most survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Oklahoma State University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Southern Illinois University Carbondale grads (who make an average of approximately $61K) earn salaries most similar to OSU alumni. The University of North Texas, Kansas State University, and the University of Memphis are also similar to OSU.

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Key Stats for Oklahoma State University (OSU) - Main Campus

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$30,639 - $78,379
Salary
$37,753 - $83,773
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
LWPB
$50,000
$34,817 - $83,315
$36,534 - $85,497
$50,000 - $93,500

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