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

Ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment, Oklahoma State University is a university based in Stillwater, Okla., and it's home to around 21,000 undergraduates. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dallas, Texas after college. 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$25K$50K$75K
Project Engineer
21 salaries
$66,306  
   
Mechanical Engineer
20 salaries
$70,434  
Electrical Engineer
16 salaries
$63,971  
Project Manager, Construction
16 salaries
$73,986  
Structural Engineer
12 salaries
$62,400  
Data Analyst
11 salaries
$61,042  
Account Manager
11 salaries
$50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412

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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

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Industry

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. Those with an education from OSU earn an average of around $65K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $50K on average compared to $66K for male graduates.

Jobs

Former OSU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Veterinarians, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $106K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Electrical Engineers ($97K) and Process Engineers ($77K). Marketing Directors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $36K in this job.

Locations

Tulsa, Okla. is filled with OSU grads. OSU grads also flock to Philadelphia, Pa., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $111K). On the other hand, OSU alumni who end up in Oklahoma City, Okla. receive the lowest median salary of $51K. Dallas, Texas and Stillwater, Okla. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate OSU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $108K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $45K on average per year.

Skills

OSU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under one-fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Windows Operating System General Use commands a pay premium of 10 percent for former Cowboys. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

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 benefits extend to a large number of grads, and a strong majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Oklahoma State University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Texas at Arlington pick up average paychecks of $65K, which is closest to the amount made by OSU grads among similar schools. 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
39 %
Male
61 %
Salary
$30,410 - $83,524
Salary
$37,753 - $83,773

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
LWPB
$50,000
$34,817 - $83,315
$36,410 - $86,227
$68,045 - $76,302

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