Truman State University Alumni Average Salary

Truman State University is a university based in Kirksville, Mo. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

604th

20 Year Net ROI 

$236,600

Annual ROI 

7.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$76,400

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College Salary Report

580th

Early Career Salary 

$40,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$72,000

% High Meaning 

42.0%

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Truman State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$69,468  
   
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$40,000  
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
$70,733  
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
2 salaries
$41,000  
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$44,250  
Tax Accountant
2 salaries
$75,453  
Senior Auditor
2 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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About This School

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221

admissions.truman.edu

5,898

State School

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17 %

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Industry

Truman alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the health care services industry, and the consulting industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Though Truman grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Those with a degree from Truman make an average of around $50K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $41K on average compared to $60K for male graduates.

Jobs

Among Truman alumni, those working as Tax Accountants report the highest median pay of approximately $75K, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($71K), and Software Engineers ($69K). Sliding in near the bottom are Accounting Managers, who report earnings of $40K.

Locations

St. Louis, Mo. is filled with Truman grads. Truman alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Des Moines, Iowa, which offers a median salary of approximately $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

Former Bulldogs who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS), Accounting and earn a median salary of about $85K per year. A Some college coursework with no degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $26K.

Skills

Competency in Internal Audit translates into above-average pay for former Bulldogs — they earn 49 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Truman alumni, with nearly one-tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of graduates, and a fair number of graduates also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Truman State University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Indiana University grads is $50K, making their salaries most similar to those of Truman grads. Other schools similar to Truman include Washburn University, Indiana University-South Bend, and Winona State University.

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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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$29,336 - $59,002
Salary
$40,997 - $73,240
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Surdex Corporation
$69,496
$36,589 - $61,827
$31,109 - $71,039

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