University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni Average Salary

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. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Tigers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This report is based on the responses of Mizzou graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

279th

20 Year Net ROI 

$364,500

Annual ROI 

8.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$88,500

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College Salary Report

300th

Early Career Salary 

$44,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$81,900

% High Meaning 

51.0%

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University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Veterinarian
9 salaries
$63,455  
   
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
$60,984  
Marketing Coordinator
8 salaries
$36,500  
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
7 salaries
$57,441  
Software Engineer
6 salaries
$66,648  
Office Manager
6 salaries
$40,625  
Business Development Director
5 salaries
$119,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 600
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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

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16 %

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23 %


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Industry

The financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which Mizzou grads find work. The majority of Mizzou alumni wind up in the education industry. Former Mizzou graduates bring in about $59K on average.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $52K where the average male graduate hauls home $65K.

Jobs

Mechanical Engineers win the contest for best-paid Mizzou alumni, making $70K on average every year, though Veterinarians (approximately $63K), and Electrical Engineers (around $61K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Coordinators who make an average of $37K.

Locations

Many Mizzou students are St. Louis, Mo.-bound following college. Mizzou grads also flock to Seattle, Wash., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $69K). Mizzou alumni in Jefferson City, Mo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $41K. Other cities of interest among Mizzou alumni include nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Columbia, Mo.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns Mizzou students the most money after college (an average $92K per year). Those holding an Associate's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $38K on average per year.

Skills

Around an eighth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For former Tigers, proficiency in Leadership warrants a paycheck that is 75 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of respondents, and most alums report health coverage. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits that University of Missouri alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Nebraska grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to Mizzou alumni. 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
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$31,661 - $69,865
Salary
$35,348 - $95,441
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
$42,124 - $52,500
$63,300 - $128,500
$52,000
$34,036 - $77,394
$36,194 - $75,132
$35,286 - $79,500
$29,799 - $62,756
$35,622 - $66,129

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