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Average Salary for Governors State University Alumni

Students of Governors State University call University Park home for four years. The data for this snapshot was collected from Governors State University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Police Sergeant
3 salaries
Legal Secretary
3 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
Technical Director
2 salaries
Property Manager
2 salaries
Residential Program Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Governors State University Details

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University Park, IL 60484

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Governors State University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the legal services industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Governors State University graduates see an estimated starting salary of approximately $56K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $50K whereas the men's median is $60K.


The most generous salaries among Governors State University alumni are reportedly earned by Police Sergeants, whose earnings come to around $85K, followed by Executive Assistants (about $68K) and Senior Accountants ($62K). Sliding in near the bottom are Human Resources Recruiters, who report earnings of $40K.


Chicago is a hot spot for Governors State University alum. Tinley Park is another hot spot for Governors State University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $80K). Itasca is a popular spot for former Governors State University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $37K. Joliet is also a common pick among Governors State University grads, along with Naperville.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration from Governors State University can rake in a whopping about $135K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Arts (MA), Psychology — their annual income amounts to approximately $32K on average.


Many former Governors State University students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Governors State University grads who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 16 percent more than other alumni ($65K on average). Experience with Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A solid majority of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of alums, and most graduates sign up for dental plans. Governors State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Indiana University graduates, who earn $55K on average, make a similar amount to Governors State University grads. Other schools similar to Governors State University include Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
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* SAT writing score is not included.
ACT Scores

Key Stats

66 %
34 %
$34,514 - $68,717
$35,121 - $87,370
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

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