Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in River Forest, Ill., Dominican University, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

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Operations Manager
2 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
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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 go into the health care services industry, the education industry, and the city government industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of Dominican University alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Dominican University alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Graduates of Dominican University earn around $49K on average.


Dominican University grads who become Operations Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $54K annually. However, Librarians and Staff Accountants also rank as top-earners (bringing in $49K and $45K, respectively). Reference Librarians pick up $35K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


The most popular destination for former Dominican University students is Franklin Park, Ill. It is also not uncommon to find former Dominican University students living and working in Northbrook, Ill. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $88K. Though Chicago, Ill. takes the cake for lowest pay among Dominican University grads (the median salary is $46K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other common destinations for Dominican University grads include close-by Elmhurst, Ill. and Oak Brook, Ill.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Management will compensate Dominican University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $130K on average per year. A B.A. in Graphic Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $43K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Dominican University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a little less than one-fifth of former students report doing so. Dominican University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 17 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the graduates report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. To plan for old age, nearly all survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; almost all grads are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of graduates report dental coverage, too. Dominican University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Saint Xavier University grads (who make an average of $50K) earn salaries most similar to Dominican University alumni. Other schools similar to Dominican University include Concordia University-Chicago, Roosevelt University, and North Park 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 %
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$33,494 - $59,678
$32,779 - $89,164
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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