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Average Salary for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Augustana College, an Evangelical Lutheran Church institution based in Rock Island, Ill. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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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Graduates of Augustana are found working in a number of different fields including the health care services industry, the software development industry, and the professional association industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Former Augustana graduates bring in $52K on average.


Augustana grads who become National Sales Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $53K annually.


Many Augustana students are Davenport, Iowa-bound following college. Augustana grads also flock to Chicago, Ill., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $106K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Augustana alumni is Bloomington, Ind., where earnings average around $46K. Neighboring Springfield, Ill. is another common pick among Augustana grads, along with Bettendorf, Iowa.

Degree Major

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


Roughly one in seven grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For Augustana College grads, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is nearly double other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Most former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Augustana College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Lake Forest College grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to Augustana alumni in terms of earnings. Cornell College, Knox College, and Monmouth College are also similar to Augustana.

Key Stats for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL


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$31,000 - $71,216
$33,797 - $63,465
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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