Peru State College Alumni Average Salary

Peru State College, a school in Peru, Neb., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Peru State College Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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National Salary Data 
1-4 years
5 salaries
5-9 years
6 salaries
10-19 years
5 salaries
20 years or more
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About This School

600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421-0010


State School

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Former Peru State College students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the digital cable or broadband provider industry, higher education, and the hotel industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the construction industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Peru State College is about $55K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average woman hauls in $68K after graduating from Peru State College, the average man earns only around $53K.


Grand Island, Neb. is a hub for Peru State College graduates — a large number call this city home. Another city that attracts a wealth of Peru State College grads is Lincoln, Neb.; given its high compensation ($60K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Omaha, Neb. takes the cake for lowest pay among Peru State College grads (the median salary is approximately $58K there), it remains a common destination for former students.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Peru State College alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) — they earn close to $84K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $53K per year.


Peru State College grads who have experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can expect to make 33 percent more than other alumni ($73K on average). Peru State College grads are usually competent in Oral / Verbal Communication, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Project Management, Customer Service, and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; more than half of respondents report receiving the former, but only two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. A fair number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Peru State College alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $55K for Emporia State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Peru State College grads. Ferris State University, Southern Utah University, and the University of Mary Washington are also similar to Peru State College.

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Key Stats for Peru State College


55 %
45 %
$25,760 - $77,929
$20,537 - $71,061
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 8 votes.

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