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 information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Operations Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Associate
2 salaries
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
Front End Developer / Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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About This School

7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305

Dominican University, Illinois, Dominican University


Private School, Religious

63 %

7 %

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59 %

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Dominican University alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former Dominican University students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from Dominican University make an average of $50K.


Among Dominican University alumni, those working as Operations Managers report the highest median pay of around $55K, followed by Operations Project Managers (approximately $52K), and Librarians ($49K). Marketing Associates wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $32K.


Chicago, Ill. is filled with Dominican University grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of Dominican University grads is Northbrook, Ill.; given its high compensation (about $88K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other hand, Dominican University alumni who end up in Burr Ridge, Ill. receive the lowest median salary of $32K. Other common destinations for Dominican University grads include close-by Franklin Park, Ill. and Elmhurst, Ill.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Management earns Dominican University students the most money after college (an average $130K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Graphic Design are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $42K on average per year.


Many former Dominican University students are familiar with Project Management, and close to one-seventh of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Dominican University grads who have experience with Strategic Planning can expect to make 55 percent more than other alumni (about $78K on average). Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the respondents, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. Nearly all alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of alumni have dental insurance. Almost all survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Dominican University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Concordia University grads (who make an average of $50K) earn salaries most similar to Dominican University alumni. Other schools similar to Dominican University include Roosevelt University, North Park University, and Saint Xavier University.

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 %
$35,479 - $69,001
$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 20 votes.

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