Mizzou alumni can most commonly be found in the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, the financial services industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former Mizzou students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from Mizzou amounts to $64K.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $74K per year compared to females' approximately $56K.
In the Mizzou alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($116K), though Online Marketing Managers (around $80K), and Project Engineers ($68K) are close competitors. Graphic Designers pick up $46K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
The most popular destination for former Mizzou students is St. Louis, Mo. Mizzou alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of about $116K. Living in Columbia after college is common among University of Missouri grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($56K). The Midwest is also home to many Mizzou alumni, many of whom are concentrated in Kansas City and Chicago.
A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Mizzou grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $135K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Social Work (MSW) — their annual income amounts to $52K on average.
Many Mizzou grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with close to an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Tigers with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 47 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. Other benefits that University of Missouri alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.
University of Iowa grads report the most similar salaries to Mizzou alums, earning around $63K on average. The University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University-Bloomington are also similar to Mizzou.