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

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Oklahoma State University, a university based in Stillwater, Okla.. The school is ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment. The school attracts plenty of sports fans to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dallas, Texas. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

301
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

117
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

86
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$47,100
Oklahoma State University (OSU) - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
$62,333  
   
Project Engineer
11 salaries
$67,988  
Software Engineer
9 salaries
$92,000  
Design Engineer
8 salaries
$71,361  
Accountant
7 salaries
$54,979  
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
$61,875  
Project Manager, Engineering
6 salaries
$82,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 813

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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 %

60 %

27 %


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Industry

OSU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the banking industry, and the health care industry. The oil and gas exploration industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of OSU is $63K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $69K after graduating from OSU, the average woman earns only $54K.

Jobs

Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid OSU alumni, making around $92K on average every year, though Engineering Project Managers ($83K), and Design Engineers ($71K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Accountants who make an average of approximately $55K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Tulsa, Okla. after college. The top-paying city popular with OSU alumni is Austin, Texas, which offers a median salary of around $81K. 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 ($45K). Nearby Oklahoma City, Okla. is also a top pick for OSU grads, as is Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Telecommunications Management from OSU can rake in a whopping average $100K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are the lowest of the pack, earning about $48K.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among OSU alumni, with one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Former Cowboys who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 23 percent more than other alumni ($78K on average). Project Management, 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-third of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alumni as well. To plan for old age, a large number of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Oklahoma State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Kansas State University graduates, who earn $63K on average, make a similar amount to OSU grads. Other schools similar to OSU include the University of North Texas, the University of Memphis, and Texas Tech University.

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
36 %
Male
64 %
Salary
$34,583 - $69,750
Salary
$38,964 - $91,624
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 votes.
$37,307 - $78,774
$33,346 - $69,497
$36,826 - $91,649
$53,237 - $110,614
$34,087 - $52,457

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