Average Salary for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

Nestled away in Rock Island, Ill., Augustana College, an Evangelical Lutheran Church school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The school prioritizes education in the liberal arts and sciences for undergraduate students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

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About This School

639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Augustana College, Augustana College, Illinois



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Augustana alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the insurance and financial services industry, the software development industry, and the health care services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, Augustana students earn an average of approximately $53K.


The Augustana alumni who make the most are National Sales Managers; they report a median pay of $53K.


Many Augustana grads flock to Davenport, Iowa. With a median salary of around $109K, Chicago, Ill. represents the highest-paid city popular among Augustana grads. On the far end of the pay scale, Augustana alumni often reside in Schaumburg, Ill., which is home to the lowest pay at about $51K. Nearby Plano, Ill. and Chicago Heights, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Augustana grads.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Accounting & Finance earns Augustana students the most money after college (an average $58K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Psychology ($31K on average annually).


Augustana College grads with General Ledger Accounting experience garner salaries that are 3 percent more than other grads' salaries. Augustana grads are usually competent in Project Management, and one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alumni, and most alumni report health coverage. Other benefits awarded to Augustana College alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Cornell College grads bring in salaries of around $53K, making them the most similar to Augustana alumni in terms of earnings. Knox College, Monmouth College, and Coe College are also similar to Augustana.

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Key Stats for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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