Missouri State University (MSU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Springfield, Mo., Missouri State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 18,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bears!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Missouri State University (MSU) Median Salary by Job


Executive Director
12 profiles

Director of Operations
11 profiles

Human Resources (HR) Manager
10 profiles

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Senior Accountant
10 profiles

Information Technology (IT) Director
9 profiles

Software Engineer
9 profiles

Operations Manager
9 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 915
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About This School

901 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897


State School, For Sports Fans

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The most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. Though MO State grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Former MO State graduates bring in $49K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $62K per year compared to females' $48K.


A large number of students head to Kansas City, Mo. after college. With a median salary of $63K, St. Louis, Mo. represents the highest-paid city popular among MO State grads. Missouri State University grads are so loyal to Springfield that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($50K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns MO State students the most money after college (an average approximately $75K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $48K.


Former Bears with SQL abilities can expect to make 41 percent more than their former classmates ($69K). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among MO State alumni, with slightly less than a fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; nearly half of the survey participants report receiving the former, but only two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a large number of grads, and a majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. Missouri State University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Arkansas State University grads (who make an average of $49K) earn salaries most similar to MO State alumni. Pittsburg State University, Northeastern State University, and Southeast Missouri State University are also similar to MO State.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
946 1226
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for Missouri State University (MSU)


35 %
65 %
$37,800 - $66,000
$38,389 - $79,807
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$45,527 - $65,999
$36,559 - $71,216

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