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. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Braves!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The figures in this rundown were provided by Bradley alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Quality Assurance Manager
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Electrical Engineer
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Senior Graphic Designer
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Senior Project Manager, Construction
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Project Manager, Construction
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Chief Estimator
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Design Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the construction industry, and the commercial construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Bradley students earn an average of about $68K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $77K after graduating from Bradley, the average woman earns only $60K.


Former Bradley students with an interest in making money consider becoming Construction Senior Project Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to around $115K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Civil Engineers ($84K) and Chief Estimators ($74K). Sliding in near the bottom are Design Engineers, who report earnings of approximately $54K.


Home to a large number of Bradley alums, Chicago, Ill. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is no surprise that Indianapolis, Ind., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $100K), is another of the most popular spots for former Bradley students. On the other hand, Bradley alumni who end up in Deerfield, Ill. receive the lowest median salary of $42K. Close-by Peoria, Ill. and St. Louis, Mo. are also desirable cities among Bradley alumni.

Degree Major

Bradley students with a Bachelor's Degree, Finance can expect to make the most money ($128K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) — their annual income amounts to $38K on average.


Former Braves with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 21 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Bradley alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a fifth of former students report doing so. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to almost all alumni, and a fair number of respondents sign up for dental plans. Almost all survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Bradley University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Lewis University grads (who make an average of around $70K) earn salaries most similar to Bradley alumni. Other schools similar to Bradley include Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management.

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