Average Salary for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

Augustana College, a Evangelical Lutheran Church school in Rock Island, Ill., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. Centered on the liberal arts, this private university offers students an all-around excellent education. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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 education industry, IT consulting, and the insurance and financial services industry. The majority of Augustana alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Former Augustana graduates tend to bring in around $52K.


Among Augustana graduates, the biggest earners are Information Technology Managers, who haul in approximately $84K on average. Next on the list are National Sales Managers and Financial Analysts, bringing in $53K each. Sliding in near the bottom are Account Managers, who report earnings of $40K.


Those with a degree from Augustana often relocate to Davenport after college. In addition, former Augustana students often head to Chicago after graduating, where typical salaries come to $85K in this top-paying city. Madison is a popular spot for former Augustana students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $40K. Neighboring Moline is another common pick among Augustana grads, along with Springfield.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Augustana alumni are those with a B.A. in Business Management — they earn close to about $101K per year. Those with a B.A. in Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $37K per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Augustana alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in eight former students report doing so. Augustana College grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A solid majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of graduates, and most alums also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Augustana College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Beloit College grads is $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of Augustana grads. Other schools similar to Augustana include Cornell College, Knox College, and Monmouth College.

Key Stats for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL


41 %
59 %
$34,493 - $68,630
$35,697 - $72,821
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

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