Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni Average Salary

Dominican University is a Roman Catholic university based in River Forest, Ill. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Dominican University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Dominican University - River Forest, IL Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Library Director
4 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries
3 salaries
Assistant Director, Career Services
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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 most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. For Dominican University alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Those with a degree from Dominican University make an average of about $49K.


Staff Accountants win the contest for best-paid Dominican University alumni, making approximately $50K on average every year.


Many Dominican University grads flock to Chicago, Ill. It is no surprise that Northbrook, Ill., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Dominican University students. On the other end, Dominican University grads flock to Franklin Park, Ill., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $44K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Dominican University grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to $110K per year). A B.A. in Graphic Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $39K.


Dominican University grads with C# abilities can expect to make 80 percent more than their former classmates ($88K). Project Management is a popular skill among Dominican University alumni, with nearly one in five grads reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for more than half of alums, but only two-fifths of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. It is no small feat that almost all graduates are given health coverage, and a fair number of alumni accept dental insurance. Almost all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Dominican University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Aurora University grads bring in salaries of around around $49K, making them the most similar to Dominican University alumni in terms of earnings. Concordia University-Chicago, Roosevelt University, and North Park University are also similar to Dominican University.

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Key Stats for Dominican University - River Forest, IL


62 %
38 %
$33,075 - $61,285
$30,913 - $104,000
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 5 votes.

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