Average Salary for Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Simpson College, an United Methodist institution based in Indianola, Iowa. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

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Network Engineer
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Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General)
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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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Graduates of Simpson head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; public K-12 education, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the agriculture industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. Former Simpson graduates bring in around $48K on average.


The most lucrative professionals among Simpson alumni are Network Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of about $65K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at $53K are Human Resources Directors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Project Coordinators who make an average of approximately $36K.


Many Simpson grads flock to Des Moines, Iowa. The top-paying city popular with Simpson alumni is West Des Moines, Iowa, which offers a median salary of $53K. Simpson grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Indianola despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($38K).

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $64K per year, Simpson College grads who have a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $47K).


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Simpson alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in five former students report doing so. Simpson College grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 45 percent more than other grads' salaries. Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to most graduates, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of graduates as well. Alumni of Simpson College also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Illinois College grads bring in salaries of around $46K, making them the most similar to Simpson alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Simpson include Central College, Wartburg College, and East-West University.

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Key Stats for Simpson College - Indianola, IA


64 %
36 %
$26,356 - $60,496
$34,228 - $62,213
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$29,087 - $61,581

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