University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni Average Salary

The University of Missouri is a school located in Columbia, Mo. with around 27,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Tigers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This report is based on the responses of Mizzou graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Electrical Engineer
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Office Manager
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Business Development Director
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Software Developer
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Marketing Director
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Marketing Coordinator
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 498
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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 financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which Mizzou grads find work. The majority of Mizzou alumni wind up in the education industry. Former Mizzou graduates bring in about $59K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $52K where the average male graduate hauls home $65K.


Mechanical Engineers win the contest for best-paid Mizzou alumni, making $70K on average every year, though Veterinarians (approximately $63K), and Electrical Engineers (around $61K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Coordinators who make an average of $37K.


Many Mizzou students are St. Louis, Mo.-bound following college. Mizzou grads also flock to Seattle, Wash., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $69K). Mizzou alumni in Jefferson City, Mo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $41K. Other cities of interest among Mizzou alumni include nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Columbia, Mo.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns Mizzou students the most money after college (an average $92K per year). Those holding an Associate's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $38K on average per year.


Around an eighth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For former Tigers, proficiency in Leadership warrants a paycheck that is 75 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of respondents, and most alums report health coverage. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits that University of Missouri alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Nebraska grads (who make an average of $59K) 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 Indiana University-Bloomington.

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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


45 %
55 %
$31,661 - $69,865
$35,348 - $95,441
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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
$42,124 - $52,500
$63,300 - $128,500
$34,036 - $77,394
$36,194 - $75,132
$35,286 - $79,500
$29,799 - $62,756
$35,622 - $66,129

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