Average Salary for Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Simpson College, an United Methodist institution based in Indianola, Iowa. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. This summary is derived from information given by Simpson grads who completed the PayScale 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)
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
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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 most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. Following graduation, Simpson students earn an average of $50K.


Simpson grads who become Network Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $65K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Human Resources Directors — their salaries approach $53K. Salaries are anything but generous for Project Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $36K.


Home to a large number of Simpson alums, Des Moines, Iowa is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Simpson alumni is West Des Moines, Iowa, which offers a median salary of around $52K. Many Simpson College grads can't resist staying in Indianola after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $38K).

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. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $50K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Simpson alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Simpson College grads who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 39 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Other top skills include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a fair number of respondents also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Simpson College alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $54K for Wartburg College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Simpson grads. Central College, Illinois College, and East-West University are also similar to Simpson.

Test Scores

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Key Stats for Simpson College - Indianola, IA


65 %
35 %
$26,174 - $61,020
$40,695 - $63,882
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$26,791 - $65,410

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