Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

Bradley University, a university based in Peoria, Ill., that is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Braves!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Bradley grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Bradley University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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
9 salaries
Design Engineer
8 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312
United States (change)

About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001



Private School, For Sports Fans

76 %

21 %

67 %

23 %

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Graduates of Bradley head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former Bradley graduates tend to bring in $66K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $73K per year, but the second group takes home only $57K.


Construction Senior Project Managers win the contest for best-paid Bradley alumni, typically making $112K every year, though Civil Engineers ($85K), and Electrical Engineers (approximately $70K) are not far behind. Construction Project Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $63K.


A large number of students head to Chicago after college. Denver is also a common destination for Bradley grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $88K. On the other end, Bradley grads flock to Rockford, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $59K. Graduates of Bradley also relocate to Peoria, which is not far away, and St. Louis.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) leads to the highest pay for Bradley grads ($123K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $41K per year.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Bradley alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in seven former students report doing so. Former Braves with Project Management abilities can expect to make 25 percent more than their former classmates (around $82K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. A solid majority of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For this school, a strong majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of former students pick up dental plans, too. Bradley University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of St Francis grads (who make an average of $66K) earn salaries most similar to Bradley alumni. 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


38 %
62 %
$35,448 - $79,779
$47,555 - $100,963
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
$44,253 - $98,418
$36,547 - $71,642
$29,000 - $83,933
$52,080 - $106,823
$58,958 - $131,150

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