Nestled away in Saint Joseph, Mo., Missouri Western State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. This summary is derived from information given by Missouri Western grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
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4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507


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Clinical care, the health care services industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Missouri Western grads find work. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with a degree from Missouri Western make an average of $49K.


Missouri Western grads who become Accounting Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $70K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Directors of Operations and Software Developers; their salaries approach about $65K and $59K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Staff Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $46K.


Many Missouri Western students are Kansas City, Mo.-bound following college. In addition, former Missouri Western students often head to Denver, Colo. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $77K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Missouri Western alumni often reside in St. Joseph, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at $49K. Many Missouri Western alumni also choose to head to the Midwest, calling St. Louis and Kansas City home, in particular.

Degree Major

Former Griffons who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and earn a median salary of around $97K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $30K.


Missouri Western alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with roughly an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Griffons with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 52 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a strong majority of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of grads pick up dental plans, too. To plan for old age, a strong majority of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of Missouri Western State University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Glenville State College pick up average paychecks of about $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Missouri Western grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Missouri Western include Missouri Southern State University, Indiana University-Kokomo, and Indiana University-East.

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Key Stats for Missouri Western State University


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$34,029 - $65,335
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$48,884 - $71,732
$58,427 - $111,920
$34,534 - $69,190
$30,326 - $60,111
$38,660 - $93,350
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