Governors State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 3,000 people attend Governors State University, a institution based in University Park, Ill. This summary is derived from information given by Governors State University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Human Resources (HR) Representative
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Staff Accountant
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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)
4 salaries
Systems Administrator
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Human Resources (HR) Specialist
4 salaries
Operations Manager
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484


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The health care services industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry are just a few of the areas in which Governors State University grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Governors State University graduates see an average starting salary of about $63K.


Among Governors State University graduates, the biggest earners are Business Systems Analysts, who haul in approximately $69K on average. Next on the list are Senior Accountants, bringing in close to around $61K. Production Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $37K.


Many Governors State University students are Chicago, Ill.-bound following college. Gary, Ind. is also a common destination for Governors State University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $72K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Governors State University grads is Itasca, Ill. (median compensation is $37K). Nearby Kankakee, Ill. is also a top pick for Governors State University grads, as is Joliet, Ill.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS) will compensate Governors State University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $85K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Arts (MA), Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $38K per year.


Governors State University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with nearly one-fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Governors State University grads with SQL abilities can expect to make 82 percent more than their former classmates (around $114K). Other top skills include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Financial Reporting.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in four survey participants enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Most survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of graduates have medical plans, and most graduates have dental insurance. Other benefits that Governors State University alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and 401(a).

Related Schools

University of Illinois at Springfield graduates, who earn about $62K on average, make a similar amount to 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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Key Stats for Governors State University


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$34,963 - $80,673
$36,373 - $93,564
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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