Butler University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Butler University, a institution based in Indianapolis, Ind. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data for this snapshot was collected from Butler graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Butler University Median Salary by Job


Financial Analyst
12 profiles

Attorney / Lawyer
6 profiles

Physician Assistant (PA)
6 profiles

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Marketing Coordinator
6 profiles

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
5 profiles

Marketing Director
5 profiles

Clinical Pharmacist
4 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
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About This School

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Private School, For Sports Fans

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in software as a service (SAAS) development. The average salary for a grad from Butler is about $55K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $47K on average compared to approximately $93K for male graduates.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $49K), more than half of Butler students still call Indianapolis, Ind. their home after graduation. Alternatively, Houston, Texas is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $95K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Butler grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Butler alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to $76K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.


For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 4 percent more than other alumni salaries. Butler alumni are often well versed in Budget Management, with approximately one-seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Experience with Training, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for more than half of survey participants, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alums are given health coverage, and a fair number of survey participants accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Butler University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Butler include Antioch University-Midwest, North Central College, and Columbia College-Chicago.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1560 1860
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Butler University


53 %
47 %
$30,201 - $50,971
$67,800 - $100,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$43,746 - $66,623

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