Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Average Salary

Southeast Missouri State University is a university based in Cape Girardeau, Mo. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Southeast Missouri State University Median Salary by Years Experience


5-9 years
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20 years or more
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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
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About This School

One University Plaza, MS4675
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


State School, For Sports Fans

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the retail industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Southeast Missouri alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Starting salaries of $42K are the median among Southeast Missouri grads.


In the Southeast Missouri alumni community, men make a median salary of $93K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $30K.


St. Louis, Mo. is another hot spot for Southeast Missouri grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $104K). Living in Cape Girardeau after college is common among Southeast Missouri State University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay (approximately $80K).

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Southeast Missouri alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — they earn close to around $121K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $64K.


Former Redhawks with Accounting abilities can expect to make 83 percent more than their former classmates ($76K). Customer Service is a common skill among Southeast Missouri alumni — slightly less than a fourth of grads mention using it at work. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, and Accounting rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of alumni enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Most respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of former students, and more than half of graduates also receive dental coverage. Graduates of Southeast Missouri State University are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $48K for Indiana University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Southeast Missouri grads. Other schools similar to Southeast Missouri include Murray State University, the University of Southern Indiana, and Austin Peay State University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
913 1175
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Southeast Missouri State University


65 %
35 %
$27,000 - $64,000
$45,000 - $126,108
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,010 - $124,904

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