Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Southeast Missouri State University is a university based in Cape Girardeau, Mo. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from Southeast Missouri alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 350

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One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


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The most popular professional field seems to be the retail industry. Though Southeast Missouri grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Southeast Missouri graduates see an average starting salary of $42K.


In the Southeast Missouri alumni community, men make a median salary of $88K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $30K.


St. Louis, Mo. is also a common destination for Southeast Missouri grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $93K. Relative to other popular cities, Cape Girardeau ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $80K); however, Southeast Missouri State University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) earns Southeast Missouri students the most money after college (an average around $121K per year). Those with a Bachelor's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $74K per year.


Knowledge of Accounting seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 83 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $76K). Customer Service is a common skill among Southeast Missouri alumni — close to a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, and Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; more than half of graduates get vacation time, whereas just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to the vast majority of graduates, and a majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. Nearly all alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Southeast Missouri State University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Austin Peay State University grads (who make an average of approximately $46K) earn salaries most similar to Southeast Missouri alumni. Other schools similar to Southeast Missouri include Murray State University, the University of Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky University.

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Key Stats for Southeast Missouri State University


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36 %
$27,000 - $64,000
$45,781 - $124,598
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
$57,000 - $123,742

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