Indiana State University Alumni Average Salary

Indiana State University, a school in Terre Haute, Ind., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Sycamores!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
11 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
8 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
8 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Operations Manager
7 salaries
Executive Director
7 salaries
Business Development Manager
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 656
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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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ISU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the construction industry, the banking industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Those with a degree from ISU make an average of approximately $54K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $42K per year compared to men, who earn $69K.


Safety Directors win the contest for best-paid ISU alumni, making $90K on average every year, though Communications Directors ($71K), and Project Engineers (about $65K) are not far behind. Directors of Student Services get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $31K in this job.


Many ISU grads flock to Indianapolis, Ind. ISU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Jasper, Ind., which offers a median salary of $65K. Though Sullivan, Ind. takes the cake for lowest pay among ISU grads (the median salary is $34K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Terre Haute, Ind. is another common pick among ISU grads, along with Bloomington, Ind.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from ISU can rake in a whopping average approximately $128K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $35K per year.


Knowledge of Leadership seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 86 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($100K). Nearly one in eight grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the former students report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. A large number of former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of grads have dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of survey participants contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Indiana State University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Middle Tennessee State University grads (who make an average of $53K) earn salaries most similar to ISU alumni. Illinois State University, Tennessee State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus are also similar to ISU.

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