Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Northwest Missouri State University is a university based in Maryville, Mo. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the responses of Northwest graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Northwest Missouri State University Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
10 profiles

Operations Manager
9 profiles

Account Manager
6 profiles

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Financial Controller
5 profiles

General / Operations Manager
5 profiles

Inside Sales Representative
4 profiles

Data Analyst
4 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 279
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About This School

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


State School

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For Northwest alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Graduates of Northwest earn approximately $35K on average.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $72K per year, but the second group takes home only about $37K.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) leads to the highest pay for Northwest grads ($74K on average per year). A Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($34K).


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Northwest alumni, with more than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. For former Bearcats, proficiency in Microsoft Excel warrants a paycheck that is nearly double other alumni salaries.

Benefits and Perks

Though a majority of grads get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of survey participants, and a large number of survey participants report health coverage. Other benefits awarded to Northwest Missouri State University alumni include a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Northwest grads face average salaries on the lower end compared to alumni salaries of comparable schools; in fact, median pay is the lowest among former Northwest students, though earnings are not far from the average salary of University of Nebraska at Kearney graduates (around $51K). The University of Central Missouri, Western Illinois University, and Emporia State University are also similar to Northwest.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
850 1100
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Northwest Missouri State University


67 %
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$33,386 - $61,042
$37,000 - $75,076
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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