Average Salary for Boise State University (BSU) Alumni

Boise State University, a school in Boise, Idaho, has roughly 19,000 undergrads. 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 summary is derived from information given by Boise State grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Boise State University (BSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Mechanical Engineer
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Instructional Designer
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Technical Writer
3 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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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Graduates of Boise State are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the health care services industry, and clinical care. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Graduates of Boise State earn around $53K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average approximately $61K per year compared to females' $50K.


The Boise State alumni who make the most are Presidents; they report a median pay of about $117K. Instructional Designers and Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $76K and $70K, respectively. Data Analysts wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $42K.


Many Boise State alumni remain in Boise after graduation; close to one-half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is also not uncommon to find former Boise State students living and working in Seattle, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $65K. On the other hand, Boise State alumni who end up in Twin Falls, Idaho receive the lowest median salary of $52K. Portland, Ore. and Meridian, Idaho are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Management & Leadership earns Boise State students the most money after college (an average approximately $138K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Economics ($28K on average annually).


Competency in Leadership translates into above-average pay for former Broncos — they earn 64 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among Boise State alumni, with close to one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. Most alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of grads, and most grads report health coverage. Graduates of Boise State University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of California State University pick up average paychecks of $55K, which is closest to the amount made by Boise State grads among similar schools. Southern Oregon University, Eastern Washington University, and California State University-Chico are also similar to Boise State.

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Test Scores

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* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for Boise State University (BSU)


42 %
58 %
$28,739 - $68,331
$34,292 - $80,423
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
$31,908 - $68,570
$30,913 - $111,000
$24,730 - $80,497
$42,326 - $69,276
$28,800 - $55,481

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