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Average Salary for Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Augustana College, a Evangelical Lutheran Church institution based in Rock Island, Ill. Situated in the heart of Rock Island, Augustana College - Rock Island, IL offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. Replies from former Augustana students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
Account Manager
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
National Sales Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Augustana College - Rock Island, IL Details

639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Augustana College, Augustana College, Illinois


Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Professionally, IT consulting, the insurance and financial services industry, and the software development industry are popular business areas among Augustana alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. The average salary for a grad from Augustana is $53K.


The biggest paychecks among Augustana alumni are earned by Information Technology Managers — these former students make $84K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Quality Control Chemists (approximately $55K) and National Sales Managers (around $53K). Account Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $40K.


Many Augustana grads end up living in Davenport, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Augustana students living and working in Chicago — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $85K. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Augustana alumni is Schaumburg, which offers median salaries of about $51K. Close-by Moline and Springfield are also desirable cities among Augustana alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Augustana grads with a B.A. in Business Management (earnings climb to approximately $101K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $37K per year.


Augustana grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and roughly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Augustana College grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of former students set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to most former students as well. Augustana College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $53K for Cornell College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Augustana grads. Knox College, Monmouth College, and Coe College are also similar to Augustana.

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Key Stats

42 %
58 %
$34,619 - $67,974
$35,854 - $72,283
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

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