Butler University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Butler University, a institution based in Indianapolis, Ind. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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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 go into the health care industry, the pharmaceutical research and development industry, and public K-12 education, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The retail pharmacy or drugstore industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Butler make an average of $62K.


Former Butler students with an interest in making money consider becoming Pharmacists, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $105K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Physician Assistants ($87K) and Finance Managers (about $85K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for High School Teachers; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $46K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Butler grads prefer to remain in Indianapolis; in fact, around two in five grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of Butler grads is St. Louis, Mo.; given its high compensation (around $78K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Butler alumni is Milwaukee, Wisc., where earnings average $42K. Other popular cities include Chicago, Ill. and Carmel, Ind.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) will compensate Butler grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $118K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Public Relations (PR) — their annual income amounts to approximately $40K on average.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Butler alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-sixth of former students report doing so. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 23 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($77K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most former students are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. A large number of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Butler University also take in 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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SAT Scores 1580 1900
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Key Stats for Butler University


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$33,537 - $78,992
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
$35,112 - $80,158
$60,781 - $79,700

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