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Average Salary for Butler University Alumni

Founded in Indianapolis, Ind., Butler University is an institution of higher learning for around 4,000 students. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data for this synopsis comes from former Butler students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

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Typical Early Career Salary

Butler University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physician Assistant (PA)
7 salaries
6 salaries
Finance Manager
4 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
Executive Director
4 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
4 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Butler University Details

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private Schools, For Sports Fans

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Butler alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the public accounting industry, the health care industry, and the financial services industry. The retail pharmacy or drugstore industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from Butler tend to make $60K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $53K where the average male graduate hauls home $68K.


Butler grads who become Pharmacists garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $109K annually. However, Finance Managers and Physician Assistants also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $86K and about $81K, respectively). Executive Directors pick up $49K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


For reasons other than money, Butler grads are most commonly found still living in Indianapolis, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($56K). San Francisco is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of approximately $112K; it's no wonder that Butler grads are attracted to this city. Neighboring Carmel is another common pick among Butler grads, along with Louisville.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $117K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a B.A. in Public Relations (PR) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $38K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Butler alumni, with about an eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Bulldogs — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Marketing Communications are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. A solid majority of alumni save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A solid majority of graduates have medical plans, and most grads have dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Butler University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Butler include Antioch University-Midwest, North Central College, and Columbia College-Chicago.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1880
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats

52 %
48 %
$33,032 - $76,862
$38,400 - $96,760
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Diamond Chain
$32,709 - $75,546
$48,450 - $99,702

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