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. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Braves!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Bradley University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
Chief Estimator
3 salaries
Senior Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Civil Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Design Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001



Private School, For Sports Fans

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Bradley alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the construction industry, and the commercial construction industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Bradley is $67K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $61K whereas the men's median is about $75K.


The Bradley alumni who make the most are Construction Senior Project Managers; they report a median pay of around $115K. Civil Engineers and Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $84K and $70K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Design Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $54K.


Chicago, Ill. is filled with Bradley grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Bradley students living and working in Denver, Colo. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $88K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bradley alumni is Springfield, Ill., where earnings average $57K. Neighboring Peoria, Ill. is another common pick among Bradley grads, along with St. Louis, Mo.

Degree Major

Bradley grads who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (IE) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $113K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $38K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Bradley alumni, with close to a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Braves, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 20 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most respondents contribute to a 401(k). Bradley University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Lewis University graduates, who earn $67K on average, make a similar amount to Bradley grads. Other schools similar to Bradley include Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1500 1890
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Bradley University


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