Bradley University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Bradley University, a university based in Peoria, Ill.. The school is ranked in the top 22 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Braves!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This summary is derived from information given by Bradley grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Bradley are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the engineering services industry, and the software development industry. The majority of Bradley alumni wind up in the mechanical power transmission equipment manufacturing industry. Those with an education from Bradley earn an average of $61K.


Male graduates of Bradley out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of approximately $75K versus $51K for women.


Bradley alumni like Peoria so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with roughly a fourth of grads staying on to find permanent employment. Peoria, Ill. is also a common destination for Bradley grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $71K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bradley alumni is Chicago, Ill., where earnings average $61K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Bradley alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) — they earn close to $76K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $36K.


Bradley alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with close to a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Braves with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 58 percent more than their former classmates ($96K). Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of former students report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, most graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and most respondents pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Bradley University grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Lewis University grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to Bradley alumni in terms of earnings. Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management are also similar to Bradley.

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SAT Scores 1500 1890
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Bradley University


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$27,400 - $66,129
$53,341 - $89,576

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$54,045 - $83,424
$53,192 - $85,000

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