Average Salary for Southeast Missouri State University Alumni

Nestled away in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Southeast Missouri State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 11,000. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like St. Louis, Mo., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Poplar Bluff, Mo. after college. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Southeast Missouri State University Alumni

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Office Manager
2 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
2 salaries
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
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About This School

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701



State School, For Sports Fans

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Southeast Missouri alumni can most commonly be found in the banking industry, the education industry, and the home health care industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Southeast Missouri amounts to approximately $50K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $67K per year compared to females' around $45K.


Former Southeast Missouri students with an interest in making money consider becoming Regional Sales Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to about $85K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Human Resources Managers ($61K) and Human Resources Directors ($59K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Office Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $35K.


Cape Girardeau, Mo. is a hub for Southeast Missouri graduates — a large number call this city home. Southeast Missouri alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in St. Louis, Mo., which offers a median salary of $68K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Southeast Missouri alumni is San Antonio, Texas, where earnings average around $40K. Southeast Missouri alumni express interest in nearby Sikeston, Mo. and Poplar Bluff, Mo. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting earns Southeast Missouri students the most money after college (an average approximately $108K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in General Studies ($30K on average annually).


Former Redhawks who have experience with C# can expect to make 50 percent more than other alumni (about $75K on average). Less than ten percent of Southeast Missouri grads wind up using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Operations Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the graduates report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick leave. A large number of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of grads receive dental plans, too. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Southeast Missouri State University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Austin Peay State University grads is $50K, making their salaries most similar to those of Southeast Missouri grads. Other schools similar to Southeast Missouri include Murray State University, the University of Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky University.

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Southeast Missouri State University


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$29,933 - $71,216
$33,907 - $93,819
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 30 votes.

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