The majority of alumni accept jobs in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Salaries are quite modest for Truman alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Former Truman graduates bring in $47K on average.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $35K whereas the men's median is $74K.
Kansas City, Mo. is a hub for Truman graduates — a large number call this city home. Truman grads also flock to Springfield, Mo., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $53K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Truman alumni is St. Louis, Mo., where earnings average $42K.
Among the highest-paid Truman alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to approximately $102K on average per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $35K.
Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for former Bulldogs — they earn 17 percent more than their fellow graduates. Adobe InDesign is a popular skill among Truman alumni, with just under one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Office, Web Marketing, and Event Planning is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. A fair number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Truman State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Median pay for Indiana University grads is approximately $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of Truman grads. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Winona State University are also similar to Truman.