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Average Salary for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Founded in Weatherford, Okla., Southwestern Oklahoma State University is an institution of higher learning for around 4,000 students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Details

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098


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SWOSU alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the banking industry, and clinical care, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The retail pharmacy or drugstore industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The least popular industry for former SWOSU students is public K-12 education — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. The average salary for a grad from SWOSU is around $51K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $71K per year compared to females' about $37K.


The most generous salaries among SWOSU alumni are reportedly earned by Chief Executive Officers, whose earnings come to $145K, followed by Pharmacists ($107K) and Operations Managers (approximately $61K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Licensed Professional Counselors — they bring in $38K.


Many SWOSU students are Oklahoma City-bound following college. It is also not uncommon to find former SWOSU students living and working in Dallas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $97K. On the other hand, SWOSU alumni who end up in Edmond receive the lowest median salaries of $42K. SWOSU alumni express interest in nearby Clinton and Tulsa as well.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $115K per year, former Bulldogs who have a medical degree are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $50K.


SWOSU grads are usually competent in Retail Pharmacy, and less than ten percent of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowing Retail Pharmacy can pay off big time for former Bulldogs, who can expect a 110 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A fair portion of former students have medical plans, and a majority of grads have dental insurance. Most respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Adams State College graduates, who earn around $50K on average, make a similar amount to SWOSU grads. Other schools similar to SWOSU include Midwestern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Henderson State University.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats

52 %
48 %
$25,784 - $60,505
$40,789 - $111,651
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
$26,806 - $70,214
$35,500 - $115,325
$51,336 - $111,749

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