Average Salary for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a institution based in Weatherford, Okla. Replies from former SWOSU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Overall College ROI Rank

828
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

270
out of 408
 

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
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Pharmacist
2 salaries
$106,700  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

Professionally, the health care industry, clinical care, and the banking industry are popular business areas among SWOSU alumni. A large chunk of former SWOSU students are employed in the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The accounting, auditing and tax services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among SWOSU grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. SWOSU graduates see an average starting salary of about $50K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $78K per year, but the second group takes home only $37K.

Jobs

Among SWOSU graduates, the biggest earners are Pharmacists, who haul in $107K on average.

Locations

A large number of students head to Oklahoma City, Okla. after college. SWOSU grads also flock to Houston, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $109K). Southwestern Oklahoma State University grads are so loyal to Weatherford that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($39K). In addition, SWOSU grads flock to neighboring Clinton, Okla. as well as Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for SWOSU grads (around $129K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $50K on average per year.

Skills

Many SWOSU grads have knowledge of Customer Service, with about one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Retail Pharmacy commands a pay premium of 132 percent for former Bulldogs. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Retail Pharmacy.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for half of the graduates, but only one in four survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. A majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a majority of the survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of survey participants as well. Southwestern Oklahoma State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Henderson State University pick up average paychecks of $52K, which is closest to the amount made by SWOSU grads among similar schools. Midwestern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are also similar to SWOSU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
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ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Salary
$27,038 - $70,000
Salary
$40,313 - $113,214
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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