Average Salary for University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

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. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Tigers!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Replies from former Mizzou students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

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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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Mizzou alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the financial services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Those with a degree from Mizzou make an average of $58K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to around $65K for male graduates.


Among Mizzou graduates, the biggest earners are Mechanical Engineers, who haul in about $70K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Electrical Engineers, bringing in approximately $67K and $62K, respectively. Marketing Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $37K in this job.


The most popular destination for former Mizzou students is St. Louis, Mo. Mizzou grads also flock to Overland Park, Kan., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $60K). Jefferson City, Mo. is a popular spot for former Mizzou students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $41K. Graduates of Mizzou also relocate to Kansas City, Mo., which is not far away, and Columbia, Mo.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Mizzou grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to approximately $88K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to about $38K on average.


Mizzou alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For former Tigers, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 27 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A large number of graduates have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a large number of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of Missouri graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Indiana University grads is around $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Mizzou grads. The University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are also similar to Mizzou.

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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
$35,994 - $95,906
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
$41,400 - $51,588
$63,300 - $128,500
$34,132 - $77,253
$36,276 - $74,853
$34,201 - $78,900
$29,535 - $62,184
$25,168 - $59,548

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