Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni Average Salary

Illinois Wesleyan University is a university based in Bloomington, Ill. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is a key focus of the school. The figures in this overview come from the responses of IWU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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About This School

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900


Private School, Liberal Arts

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IWU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the mortgage banking industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care services industry. A large chunk of former IWU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from IWU amounts to $55K.


In the IWU alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $86K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $51K.


A large number of students head to Bloomington, Ill. after college. The top-paying city popular with IWU alumni is Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of around $101K. Home to the lowest median salary for IWU alumni is Naperville, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its $45K average paycheck.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $108K per year, Illinois Wesleyan University grads who have a B.A. in Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $51K.


Illinois Wesleyan University grads with Leadership experience garner salaries that are 62 percent more than other grads' salaries. Adobe Photoshop is a common skill among IWU alumni — one-eighth of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Data Analysis, Strategic Marketing, and Accounts Receivable command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, a majority of alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Illinois Wesleyan University grads also enjoy benefits like tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $53K for Cornell College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to IWU grads. Knox College, Monmouth College, and Wabash College are also similar to IWU.

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Key Stats for Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU)


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$34,724 - $72,186
$30,639 - $106,954
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