Average Salary for Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Dominican University is a Roman Catholic university located in River Forest. 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

Median Salary by Job

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Operations Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Associate
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
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: 17 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
United States (change)

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 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Dominican University alumni can most commonly be found in the health care services industry, the health care industry, and the web development industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Dominican University alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Typical pay for those who graduated from Dominican University amounts to around $49K.


The most lucrative professionals among Dominican University alumni are Operations Managers and Operations Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $52K. Staff Accountants aren't slouches either, bringing in $49K. Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Associates, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $31K.


A large number of students head to Chicago after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Dominican University students living and working in Northbrook — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $88K. Home to the lowest median salary for Dominican University alumni is Burr Ridge, a popular place for former students despite its approximately $30K average paycheck. Other common destinations include Franklin Park and Elmhurst.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Business Management from Dominican University can rake in a whopping about $115K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management & Marketing face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $31K per year.


For Dominican University grads, proficiency in Case Management warrants a paycheck that is 17 percent more than other alumni salaries. About one in ten Dominican University grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For this school, a strong majority of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that Dominican University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Saint Xavier University pick up average paychecks of around $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Dominican University grads among similar schools. 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 %
$35,607 - $68,465
$30,664 - $66,705
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 36 votes.
$31,845 - $70,318
$32,233 - $51,750

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