University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Missouri, a university based in Columbia, Mo.. The school is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Tigers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Mizzou grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

282nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$362,000

Annual ROI 

8.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$93,100

Compare to Other Schools

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 School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Social Worker$50,493  
   
Project Engineer$68,205  
General Manager, Restaurant$47,738  
Assistant General Manager, Hotel$36,000  
Staff Auditor$54,389  
Graphic Designer$45,500  
Online Marketing Manager$80,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Jul 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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 %

Industry

Graduates of Mizzou head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Mizzou graduates see an average starting salary of $62K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $56K where the average male graduate hauls home around $71K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Mizzou alumni are earned by Online Marketing Managers — these former students make a median salary of $80K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Project Engineers (approximately $68K) and Staff Auditors (about $54K). Sliding in near the bottom are Assistant Hotel General Managers, who report earnings of $36K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Mizzou students is Columbia, Mo. New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for Mizzou grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $116K). On the far end of the pay scale, Mizzou alumni often reside in St. Louis, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $54K. Nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Mizzou grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) leads to the highest pay for Mizzou grads ($135K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in Journalism are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $48K on average per year.

Skills

Former Tigers with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 51 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Mizzou students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of grads report dental coverage, too. University of Missouri alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Iowa graduates, who earn around $63K 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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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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$34,414 - $82,117
Salary
$37,377 - $94,429

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
$34,313 - $85,309
$42,729 - $86,523
$43,000 - $140,605
$78,611 - $122,868
$28,890 - $87,489
$49,250 - $89,000
$32,250 - $73,950

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