Average Salary for Governors State University Alumni

Students of Governors State University call University Park home for four years. This report is based on the answers of Governors State University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Typical Early Career Salary

$37,800
Governors State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
$60,000  
   
Legal Secretary
3 salaries
$46,333  
Police Sergeant
2 salaries
$83,452  
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
$187,000  
Technical Director
2 salaries
$95,000  
Residential Program Director
2 salaries
$41,000  
Accounts Payable Specialist
2 salaries
$39,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
United States (change)

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

Governors State University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care services industry, the legal services industry, and the education industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Following graduation, Governors State University students earn an average of $57K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn approximately $62K per year compared to females' about $51K.

Jobs

Governors State University grads who become VPs of Operations are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making around $187K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Technical Directors and Police Sergeants; their salaries approach $95K and $85K, respectively. Residential Program Directors pick up $41K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Those with a degree from Governors State University often relocate to Chicago after college. The top-paying city popular with Governors State University alumni is Tinley Park, which offers median salaries of around $81K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Governors State University alumni is Itasca, where earnings average $37K. Other cities of interest include Joliet and Alsip.

Degree Major

Governors State University grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning approximately $135K per year. Those with a Master of Arts (MA), Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $32K per year.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Governors State University alumni, with approximately one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Governors State University grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 13 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the alumni, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of alums as well. The greater part of alums report contributing to a 401(k). Governors State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Purdue University pick up average paychecks of $58K, which is closest to the amount made by Governors State University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Governors State University include Chicago State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

Key Stats for Governors State University

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %
Salary
$34,420 - $69,672
Salary
$35,227 - $90,332
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
$34,919 - $71,855
$40,000 - $85,500
$40,000

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