Average Salary for Butler University Alumni

Located in Indianapolis, Ind., roughly 4,000 students call Butler University home for four years. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Bulldogs!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to 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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
6 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
4 salaries
Finance Manager
3 salaries
High School Teacher
3 salaries
Product Manager, Financial Services
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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About This School

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private School, For Sports Fans

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53 %

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Professionally, the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the public accounting industry are popular business areas among Butler alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. Former Butler graduates tend to bring in approximately $60K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $68K, but the median for the latter is only $53K.


The most generous salaries among Butler alumni are reportedly earned by Pharmacists, whose earnings come to $107K, followed by Finance Managers (about $86K) and Physician Assistants ($81K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Account Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $40K.


Graduates of Butler take pride in the city of Indianapolis, and more than two-fifths of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. With a median salary of around $112K, San Francisco represents the highest-paid city popular among Butler grads. Home to the lowest median salary for Butler alumni is Milwaukee, a popular place for former students despite its $40K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Chicago and Carmel.

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. A Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of approximately $33K.


Former Bulldogs with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 27 percent more than their former classmates ($76K). Nearly one in eight grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Marketing Communications command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of alumni, and a fair portion of alumni sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Butler University alumni 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 1580 1900
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Butler University


53 %
47 %
$32,984 - $76,238
$38,840 - $96,425
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Diamond Chain
$33,100 - $73,505
$48,450 - $99,702

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