Average Salary for Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Illinois Wesleyan University, a school in Bloomington, Ill., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the IWU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
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Less than 1 year
2 salaries
1-4 years
11 salaries
5-9 years
11 salaries
10-19 years
15 salaries
20 years or more
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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About This School

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900



Private School, Liberal Arts

78 %

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Graduates of IWU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and IT services are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Following graduation, IWU students earn an average of $52K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to $66K for male graduates.


The most popular destination for former IWU students is St. Louis, Mo. IWU grads also flock to Chicago, Ill., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $75K). Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Bloomington at about $36K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Illinois Wesleyan University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. In addition, grads flock to Milwaukee, Wisc. as well as Decatur, Ill.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting earns IWU students the most money after college (an average $115K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Music Performance are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $42K on average per year.


Illinois Wesleyan University grads with Strategic Marketing abilities can expect to make double their former classmates (around $104K). IWU alumni are often well versed in Customer Service, with approximately one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Operations Management, and Scheduling.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Most alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of grads have dental insurance. Most grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Illinois Wesleyan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Wabash College grads is about $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of IWU grads. Knox College, Monmouth College, and Augustana College are also similar to IWU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1080 1360
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU)


58 %
42 %
$35,318 - $74,582
$32,215 - $107,141
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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