Indiana State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 10,000 people attend Indiana State University, a institution based in Terre Haute, Ind. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Sycamores!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This report is based on the answers of ISU graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
6 salaries
5-9 years
4 salaries
10-19 years
9 salaries
20 years or more
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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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12 %

60 %

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The most popular field is the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from ISU amounts to around $54K.


Approximately one-fourth of ISU students choose to remain in Terre Haute, Ind. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $45K. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Indianapolis, Ind., a top-paying city for ISU grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $74K).

Degree Major

ISU students with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) can expect to make the most money ($65K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $49K.


Project Management is a popular skill among ISU alumni, with roughly a seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Sycamores — they earn 135 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Operations Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just two-fifths of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that a fair number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. A strong majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Indiana State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $54K for Middle Tennessee State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to ISU grads. Other schools similar to ISU include Illinois State University, Tennessee State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Indiana State University


56 %
44 %
$35,190 - $80,418
$37,095 - $84,500

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Union Hospital Health Group
$57,484 - $92,551
$37,950 - $75,000

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