Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

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. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Braves!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The data for this snapshot was collected from Bradley graduates who took PayScale's 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.
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
6 salaries
Design Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Civil Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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About This School

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001



Private School, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the construction industry, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Bradley alumni. The majority of Bradley alumni wind up in the health care industry. Those with a degree from Bradley make an average of $66K.


In the Bradley alumni community, men make a median salary of around $74K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $60K.


Bradley grads who become Civil Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $75K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Chief Estimators and Electrical Engineers; their salaries approach $74K and about $68K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Design Engineers — they bring in $61K.


Many Bradley grads flock to Chicago, Ill. It is no surprise that Denver, Colo., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Bradley students. Bradley alumni in Bloomington, Ill. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $55K. Graduates of Bradley also relocate to Peoria, Ill., which is not far away, and St. Louis, Mo.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $113K per year, former Braves who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (IE) are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $38K.


Former Braves who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 22 percent more than other alumni (around $81K on average). Project Management is a common skill among Bradley alumni — just under a fifth of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of graduates, and nearly all grads report health coverage. Almost all alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Bradley University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $66K for Lewis University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bradley grads. Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management are also similar to Bradley.

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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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