Governors State University Alumni Average Salary

Governors State University, a school in University Park, Ill., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. The data in this summary come from Governors State University alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270

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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484


State School

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Graduates of Governors State University earn $66K on average.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $42K per year compared to men, who earn about $79K.


Many Governors State University grads flock to Joliet, Ill. It is also not uncommon to find former Governors State University students living and working in Chicago, Ill. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $69K. On the far end of the pay scale, Governors State University alumni often reside in Tinley Park, Ill., which is home to the lowest pay at $61K.

Degree Major

Governors State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree and earn a median salary of approximately $80K per year.


Governors State University alumni are often well versed in Customer Service, with just under one in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Financial Reporting commands a pay premium of 43 percent for Governors State University grads. Competency in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Although the larger part of alumni are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A majority of grads report contributing to a 401(k). More than half of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Governors State University alumni include life insurance, stock options, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Eastern Michigan University grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to Governors State University alumni in terms of earnings. Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University are also similar to Governors State University.

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$39,341 - $78,611

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