Average Salary for Simpson College - Indianola, IA Alumni

Simpson College, an United Methodist school in Indianola, Iowa, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Simpson grads who participated in 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)
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 majority of alumni accept jobs in the banking industry. Those with a degree from Simpson make an average of $50K.


Among Simpson alumni, those working as Network Engineers report the highest median pay of about $65K, followed by Human Resources Directors ($53K). Project Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $36K.


Many Simpson grads flock to West Des Moines, Iowa. It is no surprise that Des Moines, Iowa, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $53K), is another of the most popular spots for former Simpson students. 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

Simpson College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management and earn a median salary of around $64K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $49K.


Simpson College grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 40 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Simpson alumni, with nearly one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of alums have medical plans, and more than half of alumni have dental insurance. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Simpson College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Illinois College grads is $46K, making their salaries most similar to those of Simpson grads. Central College, Wartburg College, and East-West University are also similar to Simpson.

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Key Stats for Simpson College - Indianola, IA


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$26,000 - $61,581
$40,000 - $61,581
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5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$26,553 - $68,595

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