Average Salary for Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Nestled away in River Forest, Ill., Dominican University, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

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Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the health care services industry, the education industry, and the health care industry. A large chunk of former Dominican University students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Dominican University graduates see an average starting salary of about $50K.


Operations Managers win the contest for best-paid Dominican University alumni, making $54K on average every year, though Librarians ($49K), and Staff Accountants ($45K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Reference Librarians who make an average of $35K.


Many Dominican University grads end up living in Chicago, Ill., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Northbrook, Ill. is another hot spot for Dominican University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $88K). Home to the lowest median salary for Dominican University alumni is Franklin Park, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $47K average paycheck. In addition, Dominican University grads flock to neighboring Elmhurst, Ill. as well as Downers Grove, Ill.

Degree Major

Dominican University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Business Management and earn a median salary of $130K per year. A B.A. in Graphic Design is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $43K.


Dominican University grads with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 56 percent more than other grads' salaries. Dominican University grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Though half of the former students get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Nearly all graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Dominican University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Saint Xavier University graduates, who earn approximately $50K on average, make a similar amount to Dominican University grads. Concordia University-Chicago, Roosevelt University, and North Park University are also similar to Dominican University.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Dominican University - River Forest, IL


63 %
37 %
$34,010 - $71,216
$33,000 - $88,129
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 16 votes.

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