Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 2,000 people attend Illinois Wesleyan University, a institution based in Bloomington, Ill. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1003rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$112,600

Annual ROI 

2.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$190,400

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College Salary Report

323rd

Early Career Salary 

$45,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$81,000

% High Meaning 

44.0%

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
$0$29K$58K$87K
Less than 1 year
2 salaries
$44,500  
   
1-4 years
9 salaries
$45,199  
5-9 years
8 salaries
$65,750  
10-19 years
13 salaries
$54,500  
20 years or more
4 salaries
$86,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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About This School

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

www.iwu.edu/admissions/

2,009

Private School, Liberal Arts

78 %

12 %

70 %

22 %


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Industry

IWU alumni can most commonly be found in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the financial services industry, and the insurance agency or brokerage industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Those with an education from IWU earn an average of $52K.

Gender

In the IWU alumni community, men make a median salary of around $62K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $51K.

Locations

Decatur, Ill. is filled with IWU grads. IWU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of $74K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Bloomington at approximately $36K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Illinois Wesleyan University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. IWU grads often wind up in the Midwest as well — Minneapolis and St. Louis in particular.

Degree Major

IWU students with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to make the most money ($115K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a B.A. in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $48K on average per year.

Skills

Strategic Marketing commands a pay premium of 101 percent for Illinois Wesleyan University grads. Many former IWU students are familiar with Operations Management, and close to one-tenth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Scheduling, and Event Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A large number of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. Other benefits that Illinois Wesleyan University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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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)

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$35,014 - $74,369
Salary
$32,000 - $105,851
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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