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Average Salary for Boise State University (BSU) Alumni

Located in Boise, Idaho, roughly 19,000 students call Boise State University home for four years. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Broncos!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Boise State grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
637
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
220
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
305
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$44,700
Boise State University (BSU) Alumni
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
$57,391  
   
Data Analyst
7 salaries
$35,015  
Instructional Designer
6 salaries
$75,497  
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$70,017  
Software Developer
6 salaries
$62,106  
Accounting Manager
5 salaries
$61,652  
Project Manager, Construction
5 salaries
$73,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 434
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Boise State University (BSU) Details

Address:

1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725

Also Known As:

Boise State University, BSU

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

19,477

Categories:

State Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

28 %

% STEM:

11 %

% Stay In State:

67 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

44 %
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Industry

Boise State alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the retail industry. A large chunk of former Boise State students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from Boise State tend to make around $52K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $50K whereas the men's median is $62K.

Jobs

Among Boise State graduates, the biggest earners are Instructional Designers, who haul in approximately $75K on average. Next on the list are Electrical Engineers and Software Engineers, bringing in $70K each. On the lower end, Data Analysts report making $35K.

Locations

Boise is a city beloved by Boise State alumni, and close to one-half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that Portland, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $66K), is another of the most popular spots for former Boise State students. Though Twin Falls takes the cake for lowest pay among Boise State grads (the median salary is $50K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, grads flock to Seattle as well as Meridian.

Employers

The highest paychecks can be found at Micron Technology, Inc., where some Boise State grads go to work for pay averaging $66K. By comparison, earnings are fairly low at St. Luke's Health System, where the median salary is $63K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Boise State alumni are those with a Some college coursework with no degree — they earn close to $83K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Business & Marketing — their annual income amounts to about $33K on average.

Skills

Project Management commands a pay premium of 47 percent for former Broncos. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Boise State alumni — nearly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A strong majority of graduates have medical plans, and a majority of grads have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a solid majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of Boise State University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Southern Oregon University graduates, who earn around $54K on average, make a similar amount to Boise State grads. Eastern Washington University, California State University-Chico, and California State University-Sacramento are also similar to Boise State.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1400 1740
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats

Gender

Female

42 %

female alumni

Male

58 %

male alumni
Salary
$29,569 - $65,219
Salary
$34,752 - $80,150

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

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