University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, the University of Missouri is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Columbia, Mo. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

214th

20 Year Net ROI 

$423,000

Annual ROI 

9.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$90,800

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College Salary Report

238th

Early Career Salary 

$44,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$84,000

% High Meaning 

53 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Mechanical Engineer
29 salaries
$70,750  
   
Project Engineer
20 salaries
$65,298  
Software Engineer
17 salaries
$73,171  
Account Manager
17 salaries
$42,115  
Electrical Engineer
17 salaries
$75,000  
Graphic Designer
16 salaries
$39,351  
Account Executive
15 salaries
$41,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,110
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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

admissions.missouri.edu/

26,928

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

70 %

16 %

56 %

23 %


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Industry

Graduates of Mizzou go into the financial services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. The average salary for a grad from Mizzou is about $65K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $72K per year compared to females' $56K.

Jobs

Mizzou grads who become Senior Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $116K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Online Marketing Managers and Veterinarians; their salaries approach $80K and $72K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Graphic Designers who make an average of approximately $46K.

Locations

Many Mizzou grads end up living in Columbia, Mo., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Mizzou alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of about $116K. Home to the lowest median salary for Mizzou alumni is St. Louis, Mo., a popular place for former students despite its around $54K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among Mizzou alumni include nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

Mizzou grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $135K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $32K.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Mizzou alumni, with nearly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Former Tigers who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 45 percent more than other alumni ($94K on average). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most respondents, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of alumni as well. To plan for old age, a large number of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of Missouri grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Cincinnati graduates, who earn $64K on average, make a similar amount to Mizzou grads. 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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Key Stats for University of Missouri - Columbia

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$34,362 - $81,149
Salary
$40,056 - $93,670
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
$34,842 - $87,017
$42,729 - $86,523
$79,804 - $121,590
$43,000 - $140,605
$36,176 - $82,439
$20,134 - $71,953
$42,729 - $106,125

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