Truman State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Truman State University, a institution based in Kirksville, Mo. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years$35,750  
5-9 years$67,375  
10-19 years$87,250  
20 years or more$160,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Aug 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221


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The most popular professional field seems to be the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Though Truman grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Truman graduates see an average starting salary of $45K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $35K where the average male graduate hauls home $74K.


Home to a large number of Truman alums, Kansas City, Mo. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Truman alumni is Springfield, Mo., which offers a median salary of around $53K. On the other end, Truman grads flock to St. Louis, Mo., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $42K.

Degree Major

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. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $35K per year.


Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 12 percent for former Bulldogs. Adobe InDesign is a common skill among Truman alumni — nearly one in five grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Event Planning, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of survey participants have medical plans, and a strong majority of alums have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a strong majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Truman State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads report the most similar salaries to Truman alums, earning around $48K on average. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Winona State University are also similar to Truman.

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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


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$33,601 - $44,500
$56,502 - $142,431
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