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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.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

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About This School

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098



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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.


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


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.


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.


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

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ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for Southwestern Oklahoma State University


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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
$26,713 - $68,765

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