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Average Salary for Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Dominican University is a Roman Catholic university based in River Forest. The figures in this rundown were provided by Dominican University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

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Marketing Associate
5 salaries
Operations Manager
4 salaries
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
User Interface Designer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Details

7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305

Dominican University, Illinois, Dominican University

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Graduates of Dominican University are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the health care services industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Dominican University students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Starting salaries of around $49K are common among Dominican University grads.


In the Dominican University alumni professional community, Operations Managers and Operations Project Managers make the highest median pay ($52K). Close runners up are Staff Accountants ($49K). Marketing Associates get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of about $31K in this job.


Chicago is a hub for Dominican University graduates — a large number call this city home. Northbrook is another hot spot for Dominican University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $88K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Dominican University grads is Burr Ridge (median compensation is $30K). Franklin Park and New York also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Dominican University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing — they earn close to $116K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management & Marketing face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to about $31K per year.


Dominican University grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Dominican University grads — they earn 34 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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-third of alumni, respectively). A solid majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of survey participants, and a solid majority of grads report health coverage. Additional benefits handed to Dominican University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Rockford College grads is $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of Dominican University grads. Other schools similar to Dominican University include Concordia University-Chicago, Roosevelt University, and North Park University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1740
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats

63 %
37 %
$35,189 - $71,226
$30,810 - $69,410
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
$32,098 - $74,089
$32,233 - $51,750

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