Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni Average Salary

Around 2,000 people attend Simpson College, an United Methodist institution based in Indianola, Iowa. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. This report is based on the answers of Simpson graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

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Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General)
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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About This School

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125

Simpson College


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the banking industry. Following graduation, Simpson students earn an average of approximately $50K.


Simpson grads who become Network Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $65K annually. However, Human Resources Directors also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $53K). Project Coordinators pick up $36K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Simpson grads flock to Ames, Iowa. With a median salary of $53K, West Des Moines, Iowa represents the highest-paid city popular among Simpson grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Simpson grads is Des Moines, Iowa (median compensation is $51K).

Degree Major

Simpson students with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management can expect to make the most money ($64K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $49K.


Simpson alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with roughly a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Simpson College grads who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 40 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Financial Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. Other benefits awarded to Simpson College alumni include a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Wartburg College grads report the most similar salaries to Simpson alums, earning about $54K on average. Central College, Illinois College, and East-West University are also similar to Simpson.

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Key Stats for Simpson College - Indianola, IA


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$33,805 - $61,020
$39,305 - $62,259
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5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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