Ball State University (BSU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 people attend Ball State University, a institution based in Muncie, Ind. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Cardinals!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This report is based on the responses of Ball State graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Ball State University (BSU) Median Salary by Job


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
38 profiles

Graphic Designer
16 profiles

Operations Manager
15 profiles

United States (change)

Landscape Architect
14 profiles

Director of Operations
11 profiles

Behavior Analyst
10 profiles

Administrative Assistant
10 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,388
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About This School

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306



Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Ball State alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the architectural services industry, the education industry, and the banking industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Ball State alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Following graduation, Ball State students earn an average of $47K.


Indianapolis, Ind. is filled with Ball State grads. In addition, former Ball State students often head to Chicago, Ill. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $72K in this top-paying city. Ball State alumni in Carmel, Ind. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $46K. Other cities of interest among Ball State alumni include nearby Muncie, Ind. and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Degree Major

Former Cardinals who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS) and earn a median salary of approximately $79K per year. A Master of Arts (MA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $39K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Ball State alumni, with nearly one in ten grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 83 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $87K). Proficiency in Customer Service, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and the larger part of grads sign up for dental plans. Most grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional benefits handed to Ball State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Wright State University grads (who make an average of about $52K) earn salaries most similar to Ball State alumni. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Miami University-Oxford, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are also similar to Ball State.

Ball State University (BSU) Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1500 1770
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Ball State University (BSU)


51 %
49 %
$31,660 - $85,530
$34,645 - $88,068

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$33,935 - $64,858
$37,450 - $54,495

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