Drury University is a university based in Springfield, Mo. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Drury University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Drury University Median Salary by Job



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About This School

900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791



Private School

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Drury University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the education industry, and the banking industry. The majority of Drury University alumni wind up in the architectural services industry. Drury University graduates in the accounting, auditing and tax services industry are hard pressed to find, with less than two percent of former students taking up work in this field. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Drury University alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Median pay for those who graduated from Drury University amounts to approximately $47K.


Executive Directors win the contest for best-paid Drury University alumni, making $61K on average every year, though Project Architects (about $60K), and Human Resources Managers ($52K) are not far behind. Intern Architects wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $43K.


Many Drury University alumni seem to stick around Springfield after wrapping up their studies; over a third of grads remain to find permanent work. In addition, former Drury University students often head to Chicago, Ill. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $69K in this top-paying city. Drury University alumni in Overland Park, Kan. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $45K. Nearby St. Louis, Mo. is also a top pick for Drury University grads, as is Kansas City, Mo.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Drury University grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to approximately $80K per year). An Associate of Science (AS) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $35K).


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Drury University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a sixth of former students report doing so. Drury University grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 13 percent more than other alumni ($53K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk AutoCAD are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Most grads have medical plans, and a majority of respondents have dental insurance. A large number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Graduates of Drury University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $45K for Campbellsville University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Drury University grads. Other schools similar to Drury University include MidAmerica Nazarene University, Christian Brothers University, and Oakland City University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1505 1870
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Drury University


56 %
44 %
$32,897 - $70,601
$35,629 - $70,430

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$32,546 - $81,605
$33,935 - $66,211
$35,605 - $75,000
$29,875 - $54,986
$35,233 - $71,102
$40,223 - $68,462
$39,430 - $64,094
$49,480 - $61,042

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