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. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Braves!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Electrical Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Design Engineer
11 salaries
Software Engineer
10 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
6 salaries
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About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the banking industry are popular business areas among Bradley alumni. Among Bradley grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Bradley amounts to $68K.


In the Bradley alumni community, men make a median salary of $73K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $61K.


Bradley grads who become Presidents garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $170K annually. However, Strategic Account Managers and Engineering Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $81K and about $74K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in around $60K.


Bradley alumni like Peoria so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with nearly one in five grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is no surprise that Denver, Colo., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $95K), is another of the most popular spots for former Bradley students. On the other hand, Bradley alumni who end up in San Diego, Calif. receive the lowest median salary of around $50K. Additionally, Bradley grads are often spotted setting up shop in the Midwest; in particular, Chicago and St. Louis are popular cities for alumni to settle.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) earns Bradley students the most money after college (an average $135K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) ($36K on average annually).


Project Management is a common skill among Bradley alumni — slightly less than one-fifth of grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $88K). Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Product Development rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of survey participants report dental coverage, too. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to Bradley University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $67K for Saint Ambrose University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bradley grads. Olivet Nazarene University, Maharishi University of Management, and the University of St Francis are also similar to Bradley.

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