Ball State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Ball State University, a school in Muncie, Ind., has roughly 16,000 undergrads. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Cardinals!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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961st

20 Year Net ROI 

$167,000

Annual ROI 

5.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$87,300

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583rd

Early Career Salary 

$49,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$72,700

% High Meaning 

68 %

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Ball State University (BSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$20K$40K$60K
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
27 salaries
$49,791  
   
Operations Manager
13 salaries
$56,015  
Graphic Designer
12 salaries
$39,531  
Marketing Manager
11 salaries
$58,958  
Landscape Architect
11 salaries
$47,816  
Marketing Coordinator
11 salaries
$37,929  
Landscape Designer
11 salaries
$44,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,410

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About This School

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306

BSU

www.bsu.edu/web/admissions/

16,300

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

59 %

7 %

59 %

35 %


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Industry

Graduates of Ball State head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the banking industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the architectural services industry. Salaries are quite modest for Ball State alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Those with a degree from Ball State make an average of $47K.

Locations

Many Ball State grads end up living in Indianapolis, Ind., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Chicago, Ill., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $72K), is another of the most popular spots for former Ball State students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Ball State alumni is Carmel, Ind., where earnings average around $46K. Graduates of Ball State also relocate to Muncie, Ind., which is not far away, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Degree Major

Ball State students with a Master of Science (MS) can expect to make the most money (approximately $79K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Arts (MA) ($39K on average annually).

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Ball State alumni — about one in eight grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 84 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $87K). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in three grads, respectively). For this school, a large number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of former students pick up dental plans, too. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Ball State University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Wright State University grads is $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$31,424 - $83,837
Salary
$34,366 - $88,068

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
$33,724 - $64,858
$37,450 - $54,495
$45,540

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