Missouri S&T alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the engineering services industry, the consulting industry, and the civil engineering services industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Missouri S&T graduates in the software development industry are hard pressed to find, with less than two percent of former students taking up work in this field. It is quite common for Missouri S&T grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Those with an education from Missouri S&T earn an average of about $78K.
With a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of this school's graduates who completed the questionnaire.
The most generous salaries among Missouri S&T alumni are reportedly earned by Electrical Engineers, whose median earnings come to $74K, followed by Software Engineers ($72K) and Project Engineers (around $70K). Sliding in near the bottom are Manufacturing Engineers, who report earnings of $63K.
Many Missouri S&T grads flock to St. Louis, Mo. It is no surprise that Houston, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $106K), is another of the most popular spots for former Missouri S&T students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Missouri S&T alumni is Springfield, Mo., where earnings average $63K. Missouri S&T grads often wind up in the Midwest as well — Kansas City and Chicago in particular.
A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Operations Management (OM) from Missouri S&T can rake in a whopping average approximately $209K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.
Close to one-fourth of grads report using Engineering Design as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For former Miners, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 31 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Nearly all grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to nearly all alums, and most graduates sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Missouri University of Science and Technology alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
Wichita State University graduates, who earn $64K on average, make a similar amount to Missouri S&T grads. The University of Missouri-St Louis, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis are also similar to Missouri S&T.