University of Missouri - Columbia Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Missouri, a university based in Columbia, Mo.. The school is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Tigers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Mizzou grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Missouri - Columbia Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
30 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
24 profiles

Project Engineer
24 profiles

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Marketing Manager
22 profiles

20 profiles

Account Executive
20 profiles

Software Engineer
20 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,118
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About This School

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1050

University of Missouri - Main Campus, University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou), University Of Missouri


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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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.

Degree Major

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.

Related Schools

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.

University of Missouri - Columbia Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1060 1300
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Missouri - Columbia


49 %
51 %
$34,414 - $82,117
$37,377 - $94,429

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$34,313 - $85,309
$42,729 - $86,523
$43,000 - $140,605
$78,611 - $122,868
$28,890 - $87,489
$49,250 - $89,000
$32,250 - $73,950

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