Butler University Alumni Average Salary

Butler University is a university based in Indianapolis, Ind. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Butler University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Physician Assistant (PA)
4 salaries
4 salaries
Product Manager, Financial Services
3 salaries
Finance Manager
3 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
Systems Analyst
2 salaries
Account Executive, Inside Sales
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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About This School

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Butler alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the public accounting industry, and public K-12 education, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Butler alumni wind up in the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. Graduates of Butler earn $61K on average.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $68K per year, but the second group takes home only $55K.


The most lucrative professionals among Butler alumni are Pharmacists; they earn a median annual salary of $105K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $87K and around $85K, respectively, are Physician Assistants and Finance Managers. Sliding in near the bottom are High School Teachers, who report earnings of approximately $36K.


Butler students enjoy their time in Indianapolis, and about two in five students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. It is also not uncommon to find former Butler students living and working in Bloomington, Ind. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $89K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Butler grads is Carmel, Ind. (median compensation is approximately $50K). Chicago, Ill. and Kokomo, Ind. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Butler grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $118K per year). A B.A. in English Language commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $37K.


Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $77K). Butler grads are usually competent in Project Management, and close to one-seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alums, and most respondents report health coverage. Most graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Butler University alumni receive are 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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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1580 1900
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Butler University


51 %
49 %
$34,261 - $78,160
$37,954 - $89,640
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 34 votes.
$34,895 - $78,653
$60,781 - $79,700

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