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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
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts
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Typical Early Career Salary
Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni
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Operations Manager
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Information Technology (IT) Director
2 salaries
Loan Officer
2 salaries
Finance Manager
2 salaries
Billing Coordinator
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Details


1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900


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Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, Liberal Arts

Graduation Rate:

82 %


12 %

% Stay In State:

70 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

19 %
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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.


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


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.


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.


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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SAT Scores* 1110 1350
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats



47 %

female alumni


53 %

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

Years of Experience

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 25 votes.

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