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Average Salary for Truman State University Alumni

Located in Kirksville, Mo., roughly 6,000 students call Truman State University home for four years. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

Overall College ROI Rank

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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
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Marketing Coordinator
4 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Property Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Truman State University Details

100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221


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Truman alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the health care information technology (it) services industry, and the education industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Those with a degree from Truman tend to make about $51K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $60K per year, but the second group takes home only $46K.


The biggest paychecks among Truman alumni are earned by Senior Software Engineers — these former students make $76K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers (around $65K) and Staff Accountants ($48K). Non-Profit Program Managers pick up $27K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


St. Louis is a hot spot for Truman alum. With a median salary of $88K, Des Moines represents the highest-paid city popular among Truman grads. On the other end, Truman grads flock to Springfield, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of approximately $28K. In addition, Truman grads flock to neighboring Kansas City as well as Kirksville.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) will compensate Truman grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in about $110K per year. Graduates holding a Some college coursework with no degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $26K.


Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 30 percent for former Bulldogs. Many Truman grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A solid majority of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most grads receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Truman State University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for SUNY at Fredonia grads is around $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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1100 1360
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

55 %
45 %
$30,190 - $67,452
$38,488 - $78,229
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Surdex Corporation
$35,286 - $68,900
$31,790 - $85,989
$40,695 - $73,698
$23,569 - $67,146
$64,879 - $130,000

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