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Average Salary for Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Dominican University, a Roman Catholic school in River Forest, Ill., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. The data in this summary come from Dominican University alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

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Operations Manager
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Marketing Associate
3 salaries
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Front End Developer / Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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About This School

7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305

Dominican University, Illinois, Dominican University


Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Dominican University work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, the education industry, and the health care services industry. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Dominican University students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Following graduation, Dominican University students earn an average of $50K.


The Dominican University alumni who make the most are Operations Managers; they report a median pay of approximately $55K. Operations Project Managers and Librarians draw in a fair amount as well — $52K and around $49K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Marketing Associates, who report earnings of $33K.


Many Dominican University grads end up living in Chicago, Ill., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. The top-paying city popular with Dominican University alumni is Northbrook, Ill., which offers a median salary of about $88K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Dominican University alumni is Burr Ridge, Ill., which offers a median salary of $32K. Other popular cities for Dominican University alumni include nearby Franklin Park, Ill. and Elmhurst, Ill.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Business Management from Dominican University can rake in a whopping average approximately $130K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in Graphic Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $42K.


Many Dominican University grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to one-seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Project Management commands a pay premium of 43 percent for Dominican University grads. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, approximately one-third of alums report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Dominican University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Saint Xavier University grads bring in salaries of around $50K, making them the most similar to Dominican University alumni in terms of earnings. Concordia University-Chicago, Roosevelt University, and North Park University are also similar to Dominican University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1730
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Dominican University - River Forest, IL


62 %
38 %
$35,479 - $66,955
$32,190 - $80,000
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 21 votes.

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