Average Salary for University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

Around 27,000 undergrads attend the University of Missouri, a school in Columbia, Mo.. The school sits in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Tigers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

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Electrical Engineer
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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Office Manager
8 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
8 salaries
Marketing Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 834

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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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Graduates of Mizzou work in a variety of sectors including the engineering services industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Mizzou amounts to $59K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $51K where the average male graduate hauls home $66K.


The Mizzou alumni who make the most are Mechanical Engineers; they report a median pay of approximately $70K. Electrical Engineers and Veterinarians draw in a fair amount as well — $63K and $62K, respectively. Marketing Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $37K.


St. Louis, Mo. is a hub for Mizzou graduates — a large number call this city home. Overland Park, Kan. is also a common destination for Mizzou grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $60K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Mizzou grads is Jefferson City, Mo. (median compensation is about $48K). Nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Columbia, Mo. also rank high on the list of cities for Mizzou grads.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) will compensate Mizzou grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $100K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $39K on average.


Project Management is a popular skill among Mizzou alumni, with approximately one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Tigers who have experience with People Management can expect to make 26 percent more than other alumni (approximately $74K on average). Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Most grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of grads receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to University of Missouri alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Nebraska pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by Mizzou grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Mizzou include the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University-Bloomington.

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 %
$31,283 - $70,000
$37,372 - $95,381
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 194 votes.
$36,241 - $55,519
$63,300 - $128,500
$34,383 - $79,922
$37,119 - $79,091
$30,029 - $63,899
$33,612 - $80,496
$25,342 - $64,094

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