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Average Salary for Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Simpson College, a United Methodist institution based in Indianola, Iowa. A "college town," the town of Indianola ensconces the private university, providing an additionally cozy feel. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

1016
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

370
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

106
out of 119

Typical Early Career Salary

$38,400
Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

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Network Engineer
2 salaries
$64,910  
   
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
$52,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Simpson College - Indianola, IA Details

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125

Simpson College

1,844

Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

67 %

14 %

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32 %

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Industry

Simpson alumni can most commonly be found in public K-12 education, the agriculture industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The banking industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with an education from Simpson earn an average of $50K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $59K per year compared to females' about $46K.

Jobs

Network Engineers win the contest for best-paid Simpson alumni, typically making approximately $65K every year.

Locations

Those with a degree from Simpson often relocate to Des Moines after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Simpson students living and working in West Des Moines — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $55K. Many Simpson College grads consider Indianola a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay ($38K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Accounting leads to the highest pay for Simpson grads ($56K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Accounting tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $50K per year.

Skills

About a sixth of Simpson grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Microsoft Word translates into above-average pay for Simpson College grads — they earn 64 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of respondents, and a strong majority of alumni report health coverage. A strong majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Simpson College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Wartburg College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $51K, making them the most similar to Simpson alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Simpson include Central College, Illinois College, and East-West University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
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ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Salary
$28,990 - $65,410
Salary
$35,146 - $74,000
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
$37,800
$29,799 - $66,968
$37,800

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