Governors State University Alumni Average Salary

Governors State University is a university based in University Park, Ill. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the answers of Governors State University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Governors State University Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484


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The average salary for a grad from Governors State University is around $63K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $79K per year, but the second group takes home only about $41K.


Home to a large number of Governors State University alums, Joliet, Ill. is by far the most attractive city for these former students.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $80K per year, Governors State University grads who have a Bachelor's Degree are the best paid among the alumni population.


Competency in Financial Reporting translates into above-average pay for Governors State University grads — they earn 52 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Customer Service is common among Governors State University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in five former students report doing so. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Human Resources.

Benefits and Perks

Although approximately half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. More than half of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A majority of the survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of grads get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Governors State University alumni include tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, supplemental maternity leave, and stock options.

Related Schools

Median pay for Eastern Michigan University grads is $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of Governors State University grads. Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University are also similar to Governors State University.

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$39,032 - $71,216
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
$38,869 - $112,205

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