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Average Salary for Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Founded in Bloomington, Ill., Illinois Wesleyan University is an institution of higher learning for around 2,000 students. The data for this synopsis comes from former IWU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
843
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
311
out of 476
Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts
70
out of 119
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Typical Early Career Salary
$42,800
Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni
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Operations Manager
2 salaries
$39,900  
   
Information Technology (IT) Director
2 salaries
$140,000  
Loan Officer
2 salaries
$30,000  
Finance Manager
2 salaries
$103,846  
Billing Coordinator
2 salaries
$31,700  
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
$127,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Details

Address:

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

Website:

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

2,013

Categories:

Private Schools, Liberal Arts

Graduation Rate:

82 %

% STEM:

12 %

% Stay In State:

70 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

19 %
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Industry

Graduates of IWU work in a variety of industries including the financial services industry, the education industry, and the mortgage banking industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from IWU is $54K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $49K whereas the men's median is $71K.

Jobs

IWU grads who become Information Technology Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $140K yearly. Also notably well-paid are VPs of Operations and Finance Managers; their salaries approach $128K and around $104K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Loan Officers — they bring in approximately $30K.

Locations

Bloomington is filled with IWU grads. IWU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Chicago, which offers median salaries of $77K. Home to the lowest median salary for IWU alumni is Milwaukee, a popular place for former students despite its around $39K average paycheck. Other common destinations include St. Louis and Peoria.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid IWU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting — they earn close to about $115K per year. Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in English Literature are the lowest of the pack, earning $32K.

Skills

Illinois Wesleyan University grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 84 percent more than other grads' salaries. Around one in six IWU grads wind up using Customer Service at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Operations Management, Customer Relations, and Scheduling are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of respondents, and most alumni also receive dental coverage. A solid majority of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Illinois Wesleyan University also take in life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Cornell College grads report the most similar salaries to IWU alums, earning approximately $53K on average. Other schools similar to IWU include Knox College, Monmouth College, and Wabash College.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores* 1110 1350
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats

Gender

Female

47 %

female alumni

Male

53 %

male alumni
Salary
$33,885 - $74,582
Salary
$32,288 - $103,412

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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