Average Salary for Governors State University Alumni

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 responses of Governors State University graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Governors State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Legal Secretary
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Recruiter
2 salaries
Benefits Manager
2 salaries
Police Sergeant
2 salaries
Residential Program Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484



State School

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Governors State University alumni can most commonly be found in the legal services industry, the health insurance industry, and the rehabilitation and health care center industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Governors State University students earn an average of around $55K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $48K per year compared to men, who earn about $62K.


Former Governors State University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Police Sergeants, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $83K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Accountants ($60K) and Legal Secretaries ($51K). On the lower end, Accounts Payable Specialists report making $39K.


A large number of students head to Chicago, Ill. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Governors State University grads is Tinley Park, Ill.; given its high compensation ($80K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Governors State University alumni is Itasca, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its $38K average paycheck. Neighboring Joliet, Ill. is another common pick among Governors State University grads, along with Mesa, Ariz.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management leads to the highest pay for Governors State University grads ($103K on average per year). A B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $34K.


Governors State University grads who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 31 percent more than other alumni ($73K on average). Many former Governors State University students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and around one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Alumni of Governors State University also take in life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Western Illinois University grads report the most similar salaries to Governors State University alums, earning around $55K on average. Other schools similar to Governors State University include Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University.

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Key Stats for Governors State University


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$32,859 - $72,080
$35,962 - $85,231
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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