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Average Salary for Indiana State University Alumni

Indiana State University, a public research school in Terre Haute, Ind., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
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Typical Early Career Salary
Indiana State University Alumni
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
7 salaries
Safety Manager
5 salaries
Safety Director
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
Office Manager
4 salaries
4 salaries
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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Indiana State University Details


210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809

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Graduation Rate:

44 %


12 %

% Stay In State:

62 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

43 %
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ISU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including higher education, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. A large chunk of former ISU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Typical pay for those who graduated from ISU amounts to $56K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $46K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $66K.


Among ISU graduates, the biggest earners are Safety Directors, who haul in $77K on average. Next on the list are Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Psychologists, bringing in about $75K and $72K, respectively. Office Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $34K.


Indianapolis is a hot spot for ISU alum. The top-paying city popular with ISU alumni is Cincinnati, which offers median salaries of $80K. Though median pay is subpar (about $39K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Terre Haute after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. In addition, grads flock to Chicago as well as Evansville.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Management leads to the highest pay for ISU grads ($113K per year). A Master of Science (MS), Mental Health Counseling offers the lowest annual financial reward ($34K).


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among ISU alumni, with nearly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Former Sycamores with Project Management abilities can expect to make 32 percent more than their former classmates ($73K). Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of grads as well. A solid majority of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Indiana State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $56K for East Tennessee State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to ISU grads. Illinois State University, Tennessee State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus are also similar to ISU.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores 1200 1520
ACT Scores 16 22

Key Stats



48 %

female alumni


52 %

male alumni
$31,355 - $66,376
$38,008 - $91,184

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