Boise State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Boise, Idaho, Boise State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 19,000. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Broncos!), 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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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Project Engineer
10 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
10 salaries
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
Financial Controller
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 771

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About This School

1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725

Boise State University, BSU


State School, For Sports Fans

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Boise State alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the consulting industry, the software development industry, and clinical care. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health food or supplement store industry. Starting salaries of $55K are the median among Boise State grads.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $44K where the average male graduate hauls home $76K.


Boise State grads who become Software Developers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average around $72K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Software Engineers — their salaries approach approximately $68K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Mechanical Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $61K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Boise State grads prefer to remain in Boise; in fact, a majority of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there.

Degree Major

Former Broncos who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and earn a median salary of $89K per year. A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $53K.


Many Boise State grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with close to a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Broncos with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 68 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Engineering Design, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; more than half of former students get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. A strong majority of graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. For this school, a fair number of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Boise State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

California State University graduates, who earn $55K on average, make a similar amount to Boise State grads. Other schools similar to Boise State include Southern Oregon University, Eastern Washington University, and California State University-Chico.

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Key Stats for Boise State University (BSU)


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59 %
$24,085 - $60,098
$46,000 - $88,403

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$30,000 - $75,299

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