Graduates of Mizzou head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Mizzou graduates see an average starting salary of $62K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $56K where the average male graduate hauls home around $71K.
The biggest paychecks among Mizzou alumni are earned by Online Marketing Managers — these former students make a median salary of $80K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Project Engineers (approximately $68K) and Staff Auditors (about $54K). Sliding in near the bottom are Assistant Hotel General Managers, who report earnings of $36K.
The most popular destination for former Mizzou students is Columbia, Mo. New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for Mizzou grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $116K). On the far end of the pay scale, Mizzou alumni often reside in St. Louis, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $54K. Nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Mizzou grads.
A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) leads to the highest pay for Mizzou grads ($135K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in Journalism are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $48K on average per year.
Former Tigers with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 51 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Mizzou students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of grads report dental coverage, too. University of Missouri alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.
University of Iowa graduates, who earn around $63K on average, make a similar amount to Mizzou grads. Other schools similar to Mizzou include the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University-Bloomington.