Average Salary for University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Missouri. It is a university based in Columbia, Mo. that is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Tigers!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

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Marketing Coordinator
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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Office Manager
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Mechanical Engineer
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Marketing Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634
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About This School

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

University of Missouri - Main Campus, University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou), University Of Missouri



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Mizzou grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Mizzou amounts to around $58K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $51K whereas the men's median is $65K.


The most generous salaries among Mizzou alumni are reportedly earned by Mechanical Engineers, whose median earnings come to $70K, followed by Software Engineers (approximately $67K) and Electrical Engineers (about $62K). On the lower end, Marketing Coordinators report making $37K.


The most popular destination for former Mizzou students is St. Louis, Mo. Overland Park, Kan. is another hot spot for Mizzou grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $60K). On the far end of the pay scale, Mizzou alumni often reside in Jefferson City, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at $41K. In addition, Mizzou grads flock to neighboring Kansas City, Mo. as well as Columbia, Mo.

Degree Major

Mizzou students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money ($88K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with an Associate's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $38K per year.


Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 27 percent for former Tigers. Mizzou alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with around one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to most alums, and a strong majority of grads also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Missouri grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Indiana University grads (who make an average of approximately $58K) earn salaries most similar to Mizzou alumni. Other schools similar to Mizzou include the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1040 1290
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of Missouri - Columbia


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$31,382 - $67,782
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
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