Average Salary for Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Nestled away in Indianola, Iowa, the student population at Simpson College, a United Methodist school, is roughly 2,000. The figures in this rundown were provided by Simpson alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General)
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Network Engineer
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 work in a variety of industries including public K-12 education, the agriculture industry, and the health care industry. The most popular field is the banking industry. Following graduation, Simpson students earn an average of around $49K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $59K per year, but the second group takes home only $45K.


In the Simpson alumni professional community, Network Engineers make the highest median pay ($65K).


Many Simpson students are Ames-bound following college. Simpson grads also flock to Des Moines, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is approximately $53K). Living in Indianola after college is common among Simpson College grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($38K).

Degree Major

With annual earnings of about $56K per year, Simpson College grads who have a Bachelor's Degree, Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Accounting (approximately $50K annually).


For Simpson College grads, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 42 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Simpson alumni, with approximately one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only about half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. It is no small feat that the greater part of grads are given health coverage, and a fair portion of alums accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the greater part of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Graduates of Simpson College are also recipients of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $52K for Wartburg College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Simpson grads. Other schools similar to Simpson include Central College, Illinois College, and East-West University.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Simpson College - Indianola, IA


60 %
40 %
$27,950 - $61,020
$35,146 - $74,000
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 17 votes.
$29,799 - $66,968

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