Average Salary for Butler University Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Butler University, a institution based in Indianapolis, Ind. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This report is based on the responses of Butler graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Butler University 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.
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Physician Assistant (PA)
4 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
Product Manager, Financial Services
3 salaries
High School Teacher
3 salaries
Finance Manager
3 salaries
Executive Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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About This School

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Butler alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care 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 salary for a grad from Butler is $61K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $68K after graduating from Butler, the average woman earns only $56K.


Butler grads who become Pharmacists are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $105K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Physician Assistants and Finance Managers; their salaries approach around $87K and $85K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for High School Teachers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $36K.


Many Butler alumni remain in Indianapolis after graduation; close to two-fifths of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Another city that attracts a wealth of Butler grads is Bloomington, Ind.; given its high compensation ($89K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Milwaukee, Wisc. takes the cake for lowest pay among Butler grads (the median salary is $42K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Chicago, Ill. and Carmel, Ind. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) earns Butler students the most money after college (an average about $118K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in English Language tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $37K per year.


Former Bulldogs with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 26 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Butler students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one-seventh of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. A large number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a fair number of survey participants accept dental insurance. Butler University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

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

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Key Stats for Butler University


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$34,568 - $77,258
$37,954 - $89,640
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
$34,937 - $78,297
$60,781 - $79,700

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