Average Salary for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Around 11,000 people attend Indiana Wesleyan University, a Wesleyan institution based in Marion, Ind. The data for this synopsis comes from former Indiana Wesleyan University students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Production Supervisor
7 salaries
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
Financial Controller
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
5 salaries
Accounting Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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About This School

4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974



Private School, Religious

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Indiana Wesleyan University alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular field is the health care industry. Former Indiana Wesleyan University graduates bring in $56K on average.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $67K per year, but the second group takes home only around $52K.


Former Indiana Wesleyan University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Operations Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $87K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Operations Managers ($82K) and Senior Accountants (approximately $59K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Executive Assistants — they bring in about $44K.


The most popular destination for former Indiana Wesleyan University students is Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana Wesleyan University grads also flock to Cincinnati, Ohio, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $72K). On the other end, Indiana Wesleyan University grads flock to Cleveland, Ohio, which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $48K. Close-by Fort Wayne, Ind. and Louisville, Ky. are also desirable cities among Indiana Wesleyan University alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Indiana Wesleyan University grads with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (average earnings climb to approximately $83K per year). An Associate of Business Administration (ABA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($38K).


Many former Indiana Wesleyan University students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and roughly a sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Project Management commands a pay premium of 28 percent for Indiana Wesleyan University grads. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Operations Management rank among leading skills as well.

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. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, most alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Indiana Wesleyan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Olivet Nazarene University grads bring in salaries of around around $58K, making them the most similar to Indiana Wesleyan University alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Indianapolis, the University of Findlay, and Valparaiso University are also similar to Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1740
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)


62 %
38 %
$35,952 - $67,541
$39,552 - $89,112
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 96 votes.
$35,027 - $80,862
$37,780 - $82,797
$38,450 - $67,160
$44,042 - $92,343
$37,628 - $68,784

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