Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

Attending Bradley University, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Peoria, Ill., and it 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bradley University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Design Engineer
5 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Principal Systems Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001



Private School, For Sports Fans

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The manufacturing industry, the construction industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Bradley grads find work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Bradley is $67K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $59K per year compared to men, who earn around $73K.


In the Bradley alumni professional community, Civil Engineers make the highest median pay ($84K), though Electrical Engineers and Design Engineers (both at $68K) are close competitors. Construction Project Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $62K.


Chicago, Ill. is a hub for Bradley graduates — a large number call this city home. Another city that attracts a wealth of Bradley grads is Denver, Colo.; given its high compensation ($88K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Relative to other popular cities, Peoria ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $61K); however, Bradley University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. St. Louis, Mo. and Springfield, Ill. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering leads to the highest pay for Bradley grads (about $123K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $38K on average per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Bradley alumni — close to one-sixth of grads mention using it at work. Budget Management commands a pay premium of 25 percent for former Braves. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in five survey participants for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of grads as well. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Bradley University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $64K for Lewis University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bradley grads. Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management are also similar to Bradley.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1500 1890
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Bradley University


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