Average Salary for Truman State University Alumni

Nestled away in Kirksville, Mo., Truman State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. This snapshot results from replies 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

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Software Engineer
6 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Program Project Manager
2 salaries
Retail General Manager (GM)
2 salaries
Sales Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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 education industry, the health care services industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Former Truman graduates bring in approximately $51K on average.


Male graduates of Truman out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $62K versus $44K for women.


The Truman alumni who make the most are Tax Accountants; they report a median pay of $75K. Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — about $71K and $66K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Property Managers who make an average of around $30K.


Many Truman grads flock to St. Louis, Mo. Des Moines, Iowa is another hot spot for Truman grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $88K). Truman grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Kirksville despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($29K). Other popular cities for Truman alumni include nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) will compensate Truman grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $110K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Some college coursework with no degree are the lowest of the pack, earning around $26K.


.NET commands a pay premium of 34 percent for former Bulldogs. One in ten grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; close to half of the graduates report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. A strong majority of alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of grads get dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of respondents contribute to a 401(k). Truman State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, SUNY at Fredonia grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to Truman alumni. Other schools similar to Truman include Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Indiana University-South Bend.

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 %
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$30,025 - $63,000
$42,761 - $77,899
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Surdex Corporation
$36,854 - $69,404
$32,215 - $83,524
$49,132 - $76,302

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