Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Southeast Missouri State University, a school in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has roughly 11,000 undergrads. The figures in this rundown were provided by Southeast Missouri alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 367

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One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


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The majority of Southeast Missouri alumni wind up in the retail industry. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Southeast Missouri alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Southeast Missouri graduates see an average starting salary of about $38K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $93K per year compared to females' $30K.


St. Louis, Mo. is another hot spot for Southeast Missouri grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $104K). Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Cape Girardeau at $80K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Southeast Missouri State University grads opt to live in the area following graduation.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Southeast Missouri grads with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) (average earnings climb to approximately $121K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $64K on average per year.


Accounting commands a pay premium of 103 percent for former Redhawks. Customer Service is a popular skill among Southeast Missouri alumni, with roughly one in five grads reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, and Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time. Most former students report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of alums receive health insurance, and the larger part of grads get dental coverage. Southeast Missouri State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Indiana University graduates, who earn $48K on average, make a similar amount to Southeast Missouri grads. Other schools similar to Southeast Missouri include Murray State University, the University of Southern Indiana, and Austin Peay State University.

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Key Stats for Southeast Missouri State University


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$27,000 - $64,000
$45,000 - $126,108
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20 years or more
$56,010 - $124,904

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