Ball State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 people attend Ball State University, a institution based in Muncie, Ind. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This report is based on the answers of Ball State graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,452

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About This School

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The architectural services industry, the education industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which Ball State grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Ball State students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. The average starting salary for a graduate of Ball State is $48K.


Indianapolis, Ind. is a hub for Ball State graduates — a large number call this city home. Ball State alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of around $72K. On the other hand, Ball State alumni who end up in Carmel, Ind. receive the lowest median salary of $46K. In addition, Ball State grads flock to neighboring Muncie, Ind. as well as Cincinnati, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate Ball State grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $79K on average per year. A Master of Arts (MA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $39K.


Former Cardinals with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 82 percent more than their former classmates ($87K). Ball State grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and approximately one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a majority of the survey participants, and a large number of former students report health coverage. Ball State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $52K for Wright State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Ball State grads. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Miami University-Oxford, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are also similar to Ball State.

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Key Stats for Ball State University (BSU)


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48 %
$31,660 - $85,530
$34,527 - $88,681

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$33,000 - $86,421
$45,380 - $68,784
$34,000 - $77,500
$31,000 - $65,575
$37,450 - $54,495

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