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

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Oklahoma State University. It is a university based in Stillwater, Okla. that is ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment. Nestled in a small community, this school is a hub for sports enthusiasts, many of whom relocate to nearby cities after graduation (Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dallas, Texas are some popular choices). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

301st

20 Year Net ROI 

$348,500

Annual ROI 

8.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$84,500

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College Salary Report

246th

Early Career Salary 

$47,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$83,900

% High Meaning 

54.7%

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
$70,000  
   
Project Engineer
9 salaries
$67,988  
Software Engineer
7 salaries
$80,724  
Design Engineer
6 salaries
$71,361  
Accountant
5 salaries
$49,815  
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$61,878  
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
$42,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
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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

Graduates of OSU work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the banking industry, and the health care industry. The most popular field is the oil and gas exploration industry. Median pay for those who graduated from OSU amounts to $63K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $54K on average compared to $69K for male graduates.

Jobs

Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid OSU alumni, making around $88K on average every year, though Civil Engineers ($72K), and Design Engineers ($70K) are not far behind. Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $50K.

Locations

Many OSU students are Tulsa, Okla.-bound following college. Houston, Texas is another hot spot for OSU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $89K). Oklahoma State University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Stillwater despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($47K). Close-by Oklahoma City, Okla. and Dallas, Texas are also desirable cities among OSU alumni.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Telecommunications Management leads to the highest pay for OSU grads (approximately $100K on average per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $36K.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among OSU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a seventh of former students report doing so. Former Cowboys who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 26 percent more than other alumni ($80K on average). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though slightly less than half of the alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Oklahoma State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Kansas State University grads report the most similar salaries to OSU alums, earning around $63K on average. Other schools similar to OSU include the University of North Texas, the University of Memphis, and Texas Tech University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1010 1220
ACT Scores 22 28

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$34,431 - $69,811
Salary
$39,935 - $91,288
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
$37,954 - $80,724
$33,519 - $68,185
$35,775 - $92,556
$54,099 - $111,243
$34,548 - $56,000

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