Truman State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Truman State University, a institution based in Kirksville, Mo. This summary is derived from information given by Truman grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
8 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
10-19 years
2 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About This School

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221


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The majority of Truman alumni wind up in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Unfortunately, former Truman students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Truman graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $47K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $35K on average compared to $74K for male graduates.


Many Truman grads end up living in Kansas City, Mo., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Truman grads also flock to Springfield, Mo., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $53K). On the far end of the pay scale, Truman alumni often reside in St. Louis, Mo., which is home to the lowest pay at around $42K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $102K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning about $35K.


Truman alumni are often well versed in Adobe InDesign, with a little less than one-fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Microsoft Office seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 17 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $39K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Web Marketing, and Event Planning rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of graduates allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, a fair number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of respondents pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Truman State University alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Indiana University pick up average paychecks of $48K, which is closest to the amount made by Truman grads among similar schools. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Winona State University 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


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$33,601 - $44,500
$56,502 - $142,431
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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