Average Salary for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a institution based in Weatherford, Okla. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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About This School

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098



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Clinical care, the health care industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which SWOSU grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. Less than five percent of SWOSU grads move into the accounting, auditing and tax services industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Median pay for those who graduated from SWOSU amounts to $51K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $79K after graduating from SWOSU, the average woman earns only around $37K.


SWOSU grads who become Pharmacists garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $107K annually. However, Human Resources Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $57K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Purchasing Managers who make an average of about $50K.


Home to a large number of SWOSU alums, Oklahoma City, Okla. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. SWOSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Dallas, Texas, which offers a median salary of $104K. Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni often stay in Weatherford following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities ($39K). Nearby Clinton, Okla. and Tulsa, Okla. also rank high on the list of cities for SWOSU grads.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate SWOSU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $121K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $50K.


Around a tenth of SWOSU grads wind up using Customer Service at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 135 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Retail Pharmacy, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; slightly less than half of the former students report receiving the former, but only one-fourth of alumni report receiving the latter. A fair number of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and more than half of respondents sign up for dental plans. Southwestern Oklahoma State University grads are also lucky enough to receive 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 $53K) earn salaries most similar to SWOSU alumni. Other schools similar to SWOSU include Midwestern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

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Key Stats for Southwestern Oklahoma State University


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$25,710 - $65,000
$40,658 - $114,163
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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