Indiana State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 10,000 people attend Indiana State University, a institution based in Terre Haute, Ind. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Sycamores!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Information Technology (IT) Manager
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Safety Director
3 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
2 salaries
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Director, Student Services
2 salaries
Business Operations Analyst
2 salaries
Business Development Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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About This School

210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of ISU work in a variety of sectors including the construction industry, the manufacturing industry, and public K-12 education. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from ISU amounts to around $58K.


Male graduates of ISU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $67K versus $47K for women.


The most generous salaries among ISU alumni are reportedly earned by Safety Directors, whose median earnings come to approximately $90K, followed by Environmental Health & Safety Managers (about $73K) and Safety Managers ($60K). Mental Health Counselors face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $37K.


Indianapolis, Ind. is a hub for ISU graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of $86K, Chicago, Ill. represents the highest-paid city popular among ISU grads. Indiana State University grads are so loyal to Terre Haute that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $37K). Nearby Jasper, Ind. is also a top pick for ISU grads, as is Evansville, Ind.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Aviation will compensate ISU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $105K on average per year. Those holding a Master of Science (MS), Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $36K on average per year.


Competency in OSHA Compliance translates into above-average pay for former Sycamores — they earn 22 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among ISU alumni, with approximately one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Operations Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though just under half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) program. For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alums pick up dental plans, too. Alumni of Indiana State University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania pick up average paychecks of $57K, which is closest to the amount made by ISU grads among similar schools. Illinois State University, Tennessee State University, and Oakland University are also similar to ISU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1190 1510
ACT Scores 16 22

Key Stats for Indiana State University


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$31,047 - $68,491
$37,736 - $91,565
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
$38,783 - $83,155
$26,591 - $55,810
$65,837 - $111,910
$36,750 - $88,500

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