Bradley University Alumni Average Salary

Bradley University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Peoria, Ill., the school is ranked in the top 22 percent of universities by return on investment. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This report is based on the answers of Bradley graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Design Engineer
11 salaries
Electrical Engineer
11 salaries
Software Engineer
10 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
9 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
8 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 680

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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 work in a variety of sectors including the engineering services industry, the health care industry, and the mechanical power transmission equipment manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the software development industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Bradley amounts to approximately $61K.


In the Bradley alumni community, men make a median salary of $75K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $51K.


The biggest paychecks among Bradley alumni are earned by Senior Financial Analysts — these former students make an average about $76K per year.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Bradley alumni (just over a fifth of) end up finding permanent jobs in Peoria. It is also not uncommon to find former Bradley students living and working in Peoria, Ill. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $71K. Bradley alumni in Chicago, Ill. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $61K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting leads to the highest pay for Bradley grads ($76K on average per year). A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $36K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Bradley alumni, with approximately one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Former Braves with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 51 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Dental insurance applies to most alums, and most alumni report health coverage. Alumni of Bradley University also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Valparaiso University grads is about $60K, making their salaries most similar to those of Bradley grads. Other schools similar to Bradley include Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management.

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$27,400 - $66,129
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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$54,045 - $83,424
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