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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

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Simpson College - Indianola, IA Details

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125

Simpson College


Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

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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.


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


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


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.


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.

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ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats

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

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