OSU alumni can most commonly be found in the banking industry, the architectural services industry, and the school district industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the engineering services industry. Former OSU graduates bring in $69K on average.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $51K where the average male graduate hauls home $69K.
Among OSU alumni, those working as Veterinarians report the highest median pay of approximately $106K, followed by Electrical Engineers (around $97K), and Marketing Managers ($87K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Directors who make an average of about $36K.
Home to a large number of OSU alums, Tulsa, Okla. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of $127K, Denver, Colo. represents the highest-paid city popular among OSU grads. Home to the lowest median salary for OSU alumni is Oklahoma City, Okla., a popular place for former students despite its around $58K average paycheck. Alumni express interest in Dallas, Texas and Stillwater, Okla. as well.
A Master of Science (MS) earns OSU students the most money after college (an average $108K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $45K per year.
Former Cowboys with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 7 percent more than their former classmates (about $73K). Approximately one in five OSU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.
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). Health benefits extend to a large number of former students, and a strong majority of alums also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, most alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Oklahoma State University grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
University of Texas at Arlington grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to OSU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of North Texas, Kansas State University, and the University of Memphis are also similar to OSU.