Average Salary for Peru State College Alumni

Peru State College is a university based in Peru, Neb. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Peru State College Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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About This School

600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421-0010



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Former Peru State College students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the hotel industry, the oil and gas field services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in higher education. Starting salaries of approximately $54K are the median among Peru State College grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with male graduates earning only about $54K on average compared to $68K for female graduates.


Many Peru State College students are Omaha, Neb.-bound following college. In addition, former Peru State College students often head to Bellevue, Neb. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $73K in this top-paying city. Though Lincoln, Neb. takes the cake for lowest pay among Peru State College grads (the median salary is $60K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Close-by Grand Island, Neb. and Kalamazoo, Mich. are also desirable cities among Peru State College alumni.

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 around $84K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $53K per year.


Peru State College grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 23 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Customer Service is common among Peru State College alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in ten former students report doing so. Proficiency in Financial Analysis, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Oral / Verbal Communication command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. A strong majority of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For this school, a fair number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of former students pick up dental plans, too. Peru State College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Emporia State University pick up average paychecks of approximately $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Peru State College grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Peru State College include Ferris State University, Southern Utah University, and the University of Mary Washington.

Key Stats for Peru State College


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$38,738 - $74,152
$20,679 - $74,000
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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