Average Salary for Truman State University Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Truman State University, a institution based in Kirksville, Mo. This outline is based on answers 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

Truman State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
2 salaries
Tax Accountant
2 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
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About This School

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221



State School

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Graduates of Truman work in a variety of sectors including the health care services industry, the consulting industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Truman graduates see an average starting salary of $50K.


Male graduates of Truman out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $61K versus $43K for women.


Truman grads who become Tax Accountants garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $75K annually. However, Senior Software Engineers and Senior Auditors also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $71K and about $70K, respectively). Accounting Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $40K.


Many Truman grads end up living in St. Louis, Mo., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Des Moines, Iowa is another hot spot for Truman grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $88K). Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Kirksville at $24K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Truman State University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Nearby Kansas City, Mo. is also a top pick for Truman grads, as is Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Truman grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $85K per year. A Some college coursework with no degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($26K).


Knowledge of Internal Audit seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 48 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($74K). Microsoft Office is a common skill among Truman alumni — nearly one in ten grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; nearly half of the respondents report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. A strong majority of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A strong majority of alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of respondents have dental insurance. Other benefits that Truman State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Indiana University graduates, who earn approximately $50K on average, make a similar amount to Truman grads. Other schools similar to Truman include Washburn University, Indiana University-South Bend, and Winona State University.

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Test Scores

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1080 1330
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Truman State University


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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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