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. The data for this snapshot was collected from Governors State University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$37,800
Governors State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Legal Secretary
2 salaries
$51,000  
   
Human Resources (HR) Recruiter
2 salaries
$40,000  
Residential Program Director
2 salaries
$41,000  
Senior Accountant
2 salaries
$60,750  
Benefits Manager
2 salaries
$43,494  
Police Sergeant
2 salaries
$83,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484

www.govst.edu/apply/

3,218

State School

6 %

86 %


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Industry

Former Governors State University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the legal services industry, the rehabilitation and health care center industry, and the health care industry. Among Governors State University grads, the health care services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of Governors State University earn about $57K on average.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $62K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $49K.

Jobs

In the Governors State University alumni professional community, Police Sergeants make the highest median pay ($83K), though Senior Accountants ($60K), and Legal Secretaries ($51K) are close competitors. Human Resources Recruiters face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $40K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Governors State University students is Chicago, Ill. In addition, former Governors State University students often head to Tinley Park, Ill. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $80K in this top-paying city. Chicago Heights, Ill. 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. In addition, Governors State University grads flock to neighboring Joliet, Ill. as well as Mesa, Ariz.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Governors State University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management — they earn close to around $103K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $34K per year.

Skills

For Governors State University grads, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 27 percent more than other alumni salaries. Governors State University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with around a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. For this school, most alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of grads pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Governors State University also take in life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

University of Illinois at Springfield grads report the most similar salaries to Governors State University alums, earning $58K on average. Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University are also similar to Governors State University.

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Key Stats for Governors State University

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$33,766 - $72,868
Salary
$35,962 - $85,231
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

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

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