Average Salary for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Located in Weatherford, Okla., roughly 4,000 students call Southwestern Oklahoma State University home for four years. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former SWOSU students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

707
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

242
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

149
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$41,100
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Pharmacist
3 salaries
$116,400  
   
Accountant
2 salaries
$57,000  
Purchasing Manager
2 salaries
$50,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
$57,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
United States (change)

About This School

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098

www.swosu.edu/admissions

4,162

State School

33 %

10 %

71 %

44 %


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Industry

Former SWOSU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, the banking industry, and the oil and gas field services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. The least popular industry for SWOSU graduates is public K-12 education — less than five percent of this demographic are employed in this field. Typical pay for those who graduated from SWOSU amounts to $51K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $37K whereas the men's median is $69K.

Jobs

SWOSU grads who become Chief Executive Officers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $145K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Pharmacists and Accountants; their salaries approach about $107K and approximately $57K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Licensed Professional Counselors, who report earnings of $38K.

Locations

Those with a degree from SWOSU often relocate to Oklahoma City after college. SWOSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Dallas, which offers median salaries of around $104K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SWOSU alumni is Edmond, which offers median salaries of $42K. SWOSU alumni express interest in nearby Clinton and Tulsa as well.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) earns SWOSU students the most money after college (approximately $111K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $50K per year.

Skills

Many SWOSU grads have knowledge of Retail Pharmacy, with nearly one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Former Bulldogs with Retail Pharmacy abilities can expect to make more than double their former classmates ($107K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alumni, and a fair portion of respondents report health coverage. Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Henderson State University grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to SWOSU alumni. Midwestern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are also similar to SWOSU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT math score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Salary
$25,635 - $59,495
Salary
$40,627 - $110,488
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
$26,713 - $68,765
$104,250
$80,000
$57,600

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