Average Salary for Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Dominican University is a Roman Catholic university based in River Forest, Ill. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Replies from former Dominican University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

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Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Marketing Associate
2 salaries
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Reference Librarian
2 salaries
Front End Developer / Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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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The manufacturing industry, the health care industry, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which Dominican University grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Dominican University amounts to approximately $50K.


Among Dominican University alumni, those working as Operations Managers report the highest median pay of $55K, followed by Librarians ($49K), and Staff Accountants ($45K). Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Associates, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $32K.


The most popular destination for former Dominican University students is Chicago, Ill. Dominican University grads also flock to Northbrook, Ill., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $88K). Burr Ridge, Ill. is a popular spot for former Dominican University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $32K. Dominican University alumni express interest in nearby Franklin Park, Ill. and Elmhurst, Ill. as well.

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 approximately $42K.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Dominican University grads — they earn 43 percent more than their fellow graduates. Close to one-seventh of Dominican University grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Experience with Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the alumni report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. Nearly all graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to nearly all respondents, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Dominican University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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. 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 1730
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Dominican University - River Forest, IL


62 %
38 %
$35,000 - $70,000
$32,127 - $85,545
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 19 votes.

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