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Average Salary for University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

The University of Missouri, a public research university based in Columbia, Mo., that is ranked in the top 21 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. The data for this synopsis comes from former Mizzou students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Electrical Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Software Engineer
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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Account Executive
9 salaries
Marketing Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,041
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University of Missouri - Columbia Details

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

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


State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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The health care industry, the financial services industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which Mizzou grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Following graduation, Mizzou students earn an average of approximately $60K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $53K where the average male graduate hauls home $66K.


Among Mizzou alumni, those working as Mechanical Engineers report the highest median pay of $71K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($69K), and Software Engineers (about $66K). Sliding in near the bottom are Marketing Coordinators, who report earnings of around $38K.


A large number of students head to St. Louis after college. In addition, former Mizzou students often head to Overland Park after graduating, where typical salaries come to $69K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Mizzou alumni often reside in Jefferson City, which is home to the lowest pay at $51K. Graduates of Mizzou also relocate to Kansas City, which is not far away, and Columbia.


Graduates of Mizzou can earn the biggest bucks at The Boeing Company (about $84K). However, many students do go on to find employment at Cerner Corporation even though it offers the lowest average pay at approximately $44K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) earns Mizzou students the most money after college ($98K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Journalism — their annual income amounts to around $41K on average.


Competency in Leadership translates into above-average pay for former Tigers — they earn 48 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Mizzou alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly an eighth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. A solid majority of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that the greater part of grads are given health coverage, and a fair portion of grads accept dental insurance. Alumni of University of Missouri also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Louisville grads is $60K, making their salaries most similar to those of Mizzou grads. The University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University-Bloomington are also similar to Mizzou.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats

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