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. The data in this summary come from Truman alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Senior Auditor
2 salaries
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
2 salaries
Tax Accountant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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About This School

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221



State School

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Truman alumni can most commonly be found in the health care services industry, the education industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular field is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Truman is around $50K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $61K per year compared to females' $44K.


The Truman alumni who make the most are Tax Accountants; they report a median pay of approximately $75K. Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $71K and $68K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accounting Managers — they bring in $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 around $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 ($24K). Nearby Kansas City, Mo. and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Truman grads.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $110K per year, former Bulldogs who have a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Some college coursework with no degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $26K per year.


For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Internal Audit warrants a paycheck that is 47 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Truman alumni, with nearly one-tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Project Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; nearly a half of former students report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. Most alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of grads also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Truman State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Wisconsin grads is $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of Truman grads. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Indiana University-South Bend are also similar to Truman.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Truman State University


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Job Satisfaction

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