Average Salary for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a school in Weatherford, Okla., has roughly 4,000 undergrads. 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

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Pharmacist
2 salaries
$106,700  
   
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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, clinical care, the banking industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among SWOSU alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. On the other end of the spectrum are the oil and gas field services industry, which attract less than five percent of SWOSU alumni. Those with an education from SWOSU earn an average of approximately $50K.

Gender

In the SWOSU alumni community, men make a median salary of around $78K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $37K.

Locations

Many SWOSU students are Oklahoma City, Okla.-bound following college. The top-paying city popular with SWOSU alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $109K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Weatherford at $39K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Close-by Clinton, Okla. and Dallas, Texas are also desirable cities among SWOSU alumni.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $129K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $50K.

Skills

Retail Pharmacy commands a pay premium of 131 percent for former Bulldogs. Customer Service is a common skill among SWOSU alumni — close to one-tenth of grads mention using it at work. Demonstrated ability in Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Retail Pharmacy rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick leave. More than half of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The larger part of former students have medical plans, and slightly more than half of the alumni have dental insurance. Other benefits that Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Henderson State University graduates, who earn about $53K on average, make a similar amount to SWOSU grads. Other schools similar to SWOSU include Midwestern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Salary
$27,038 - $70,000
Salary
$40,078 - $120,750

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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