Governors State University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in University Park, Ill., Governors State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484


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Governors State University alumni can most commonly be found in the legal services industry, the rehabilitation and health care center industry, and the health insurance industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care services industry. Graduates of Governors State University earn $58K on average.


Male graduates of Governors State University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $62K versus around $49K for women.


Governors State University grads who become Police Sergeants are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $83K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Accountants and Legal Secretaries; their salaries approach about $61K and $51K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Human Resources Recruiters, who report earnings of $40K.


Many Governors State University grads end up living in Chicago, Ill., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Governors State University students living and working in Gary, Ind. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $72K. On the other end, Governors State University grads flock to Itasca, Ill., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $37K. Nearby Joliet, Ill. is also a top pick for Governors State University grads, as is Tinley Park, Ill.

Degree Major

Governors State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management and earn a median salary of $103K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) are the lowest of the pack, earning $34K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Governors State University alumni, with nearly one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Governors State University grads with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 37 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $79K). Other top skills include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Receivable.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, a large number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of former students pick up dental plans, too. Governors State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Eastern Michigan University grads is $58K, 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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$33,662 - $73,124
$35,836 - $84,445
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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