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Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Bradley University is ranked in the top 22 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Peoria, Ill. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Braves!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This summary is derived from information given by Bradley grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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
Design Engineer
7 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Financial Controller
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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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 go into the manufacturing industry, the construction industry, and the financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Former Bradley graduates bring in $66K on average.


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


Among Bradley alumni, those working as Civil Engineers report the highest median pay of around $84K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($70K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $68K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Construction Project Managers — they bring in $62K.


For reasons other than money, Bradley grads are most commonly found still living in Peoria, Ill., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (about $57K). On the flipside, Bradley grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Denver, Colo. where median pay is $88K. Other cities of interest include St. Louis, Mo. and Springfield, Ill.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Bradley grads with a Bachelor's Degree, Finance (average earnings climb to approximately $120K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $38K.


Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($84K). Bradley grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

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-fifth of alumni for sick time. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Bradley University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Lewis University grads bring in salaries of around $64K, making them the most similar to Bradley alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Bradley include Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Bradley University


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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