Ball State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Muncie, Ind., Ball State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 16,000. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Cardinals!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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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 Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$20K$40K$60K
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
29 salaries
$50,243  
   
Landscape Architect
16 salaries
$45,308  
Design Architect
13 salaries
$57,808  
Marketing Manager
13 salaries
$58,828  
Operations Manager
12 salaries
$56,592  
Landscape Designer
12 salaries
$43,678  
Marketing Coordinator
10 salaries
$38,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,436
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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 %

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Industry

Graduates of Ball State are found working in a number of different fields including the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the medical office industry. The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. For Ball State alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Graduates of Ball State earn $48K on average.

Locations

Many Ball State grads flock to Indianapolis, Ind. Ball State alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Louisville, Ky., which offers a median salary of $87K. On the far end of the pay scale, Ball State alumni often reside in Carmel, Ind., which is home to the lowest pay at $46K. Neighboring Muncie, Ind. is another common pick among Ball State grads, along with Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) earns Ball State students the most money after college (an average approximately $79K per year). A Master of Arts (MA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $39K.

Skills

Close to one-tenth of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For former Cardinals, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 80 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Ball State University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Wright State University grads bring in salaries of around around $52K, making them the most similar to Ball State alumni in terms of earnings. 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
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$31,660 - $83,203
Salary
$34,525 - $88,619
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$34,105 - $68,727
$37,450 - $54,495
$45,540

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