Average Salary for Butler University Alumni

Butler University is a university based in Indianapolis, Ind. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Bulldogs!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Replies from former Butler students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Butler University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
5 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
Product Manager, Financial Services
3 salaries
High School Teacher
3 salaries
Finance Manager
3 salaries
Account Executive, Inside Sales
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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About This School

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Butler work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the public accounting industry, and public K-12 education. The most popular professional field seems to be the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Butler is approximately $61K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $55K on average compared to $68K for male graduates.


Pharmacists win the contest for best-paid Butler alumni, making $107K on average every year, though Finance Managers ($85K), and Physician Assistants (around $80K) are not far behind. High School Teachers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $36K in this job.


Roughly two-fifths of Butler students choose to remain in Indianapolis, Ind. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at about $58K. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Butler alumni is San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $99K. Graduates of Butler also relocate to Carmel, Ind., which is not far away, and Louisville, Ky.

Degree Major

Butler grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $115K per year. A B.A. in English Language is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $37K.


Former Bulldogs with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 26 percent more than their former classmates (around $77K). Project Management is a popular skill among Butler alumni, with one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, a large number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Most alums have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. Alumni of Butler University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

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 1580 1900
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Butler University


51 %
49 %
$33,509 - $78,243
$37,954 - $92,667
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
$33,534 - $77,635
$46,309 - $78,277

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