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Average Salary for Truman State University Alumni

Located in Kirksville, Mo., roughly 6,000 students call Truman State University home for four years. The data for this synopsis comes from former Truman students who took the PayScale 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Software Engineer
6 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
Tax Accountant
2 salaries
Property Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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About This School

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221



State School

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The financial services industry, the education industry, and the software development industry are just a few of the areas in which Truman grads find work. The most popular field is the health care industry. Truman graduates see an estimated starting salary of $50K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $46K per year compared to men, who earn $60K.


In the Truman alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($76K), though Certified Public Accountants (approximately $73K), and Software Engineers ($63K) are close competitors. Property Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $34K.


Many Truman grads flock to St. Louis. Truman alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Des Moines, which offers median salaries of approximately $88K. On the other hand, Truman alumni who end up in Springfield receive the lowest median salaries of $28K. Neighboring Kansas City is another common pick among Truman grads, along with Kirksville.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) from Truman can rake in a whopping around $110K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Some college coursework with no degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to about $26K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Truman alumni, with around one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Former Bulldogs who have experience with .NET can expect to make 40 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and a fair portion of respondents report dental coverage, too. A solid majority of graduates allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Truman State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Wisconsin pick up average paychecks of $51K, which is closest to the amount made by Truman grads among similar schools. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Indiana University-South Bend are also similar to Truman.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1080 1330
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Truman State University


54 %
46 %
$31,167 - $67,870
$38,662 - $75,915
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
$37,539 - $68,058
$31,636 - $84,497
$49,132 - $76,302
$23,218 - $258,000
$64,879 - $130,000
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