Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

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. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Braves!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data in this summary come from Bradley alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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
8 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
Design Engineer
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Civil Engineer
4 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Principal Systems Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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 financial services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Bradley is $67K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $59K per year compared to men, who earn $74K.


In the Bradley alumni professional community, Principal Systems Engineers make the highest median pay (about $124K), though Civil Engineers (approximately $84K), and Electrical Engineers ($68K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Construction Project Managers, who report earnings of around $62K.


Chicago, Ill. is a hot spot for Bradley alum. Bradley grads also flock to Seattle, Wash., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $101K). Home to the lowest median salary for Bradley alumni is Indianapolis, Ind., a popular place for former students despite its $55K average paycheck. Other popular cities for Bradley alumni include nearby Peoria, Ill. and St. Louis, Mo.

Degree Major

Bradley students with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering can expect to make the most money (approximately $123K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $41K on average per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Bradley alumni, with slightly less than one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Product Development translates into above-average pay for former Braves — they earn 23 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. The vast majority of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to the vast majority of alums, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Bradley University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Lewis University grads is about $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Bradley grads. 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


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
$63,672 - $99,157
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