Among Truman grads, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry is a commonly chosen career field. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Truman alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Graduates of Truman earn $49K on average.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $36K where the average male graduate hauls home $74K.
Kansas City, Mo. is a hub for Truman graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of around $53K, Springfield, Mo. represents the highest-paid city popular among Truman grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Truman alumni is St. Louis, Mo., where earnings average $42K.
Financial compensation is highest for Truman grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to $102K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $35K.
For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Adobe Photoshop warrants a paycheck that is 12 percent more than other alumni salaries. Truman alumni are often well versed in Adobe InDesign, with a little less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Java, and Adobe Photoshop.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in four survey participants and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Health benefits extend to a fair number of respondents, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. A fair number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Truman State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and free drinks.
Among alumni of similar schools, Indiana University grads (who make an average of about $48K) earn salaries most similar to Truman alumni. Washburn University, Indiana University-Northwest, and Winona State University are also similar to Truman.