Boise State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Boise State University, a school in Boise, Idaho, has roughly 19,000 undergrads. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Broncos!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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20 Year Net ROI 

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Annual ROI 

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Boise State University (BSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$23K$46K$69K
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
$66,322  
   
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
$41,997  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
9 salaries
$63,028  
Office Manager
9 salaries
$37,846  
Project Engineer
9 salaries
$60,580  
Instructional Designer
9 salaries
$58,958  
Data Analyst
8 salaries
$52,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jul 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 775
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About This School

1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725

Boise State University, BSU

admissions.boisestate.edu/

19,026

State School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of Boise State head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care services industry, clinical care, and software as a service (SAAS) development are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Those with an education from Boise State earn an average of around $53K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $62K per year, but the second group takes home only $51K.

Jobs

Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Boise State alumni, making approximately $84K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($72K), and Mechanical Engineers ($65K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Data Analysts — they bring in about $52K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Boise State grads prefer to remain in Boise; in fact, over one-half of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Boise State grads also flock to Bellevue, Wash., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $80K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Boise State alumni is Twin Falls, Idaho, which offers a median salary of around $43K. Close-by Meridian, Idaho and Portland, Ore. are also desirable cities among Boise State alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics earns Boise State students the most money after college (an average $104K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Economics offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($28K).

Skills

Project Management commands a pay premium of 55 percent for former Broncos. Nearly one in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Data Analysis, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly less than half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alumni contribute to a 401(k). Most graduates have medical plans, and the larger part of alums have dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to Boise State University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

California State University grads bring in salaries of around about $55K, making them the most similar to Boise State alumni in terms of earnings. 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)

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$29,709 - $64,926
Salary
$35,121 - $81,800
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$31,027 - $74,618
$39,305 - $54,938
$26,280 - $54,495

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