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Average Salary for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Nestled away in Marion, Ind., the student population at Indiana Wesleyan University, a Wesleyan school, roughly 11,000. Nestled in the heart of Marion, this private university provides students with the close-knit vibe of a small town. Replies from former Indiana Wesleyan University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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 Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

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Operations Manager
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General / Operations Manager
8 salaries
Production Supervisor
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Human Resources (HR) Director
7 salaries
Financial Controller
7 salaries
Quality Manager
6 salaries
Executive Assistant
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Details

4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974


Private Schools, Business, Religious

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Former Indiana Wesleyan University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the banking industry. Among Indiana Wesleyan University grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University is $57K.


The most lucrative professionals among Indiana Wesleyan University alumni are Operations Managers; they earn a median annual salary of around $89K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $82K and $62K are Human Resources Directors and Operations Managers. Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $39K.


Home to a large number of Indiana Wesleyan University alums, Indianapolis is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former Indiana Wesleyan University students living and working in Cincinnati — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $76K. Columbus is a popular spot for former Indiana Wesleyan University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $46K. In addition, grads flock to Louisville as well as Fort Wayne.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $84K per year, Indiana Wesleyan University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business are the best paid among the alumni population. An Associate of Business Administration (ABA) offers the lowest annual financial reward ($39K).


Indiana Wesleyan University grads who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 36 percent more than other alumni (about $77K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Indiana Wesleyan University alumni, with nearly one in six workers reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. The greater part of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of alumni, and a fair portion of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Indiana Wesleyan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Indianapolis grads bring in salaries of around $57K, making them the most similar to Indiana Wesleyan University alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Indiana Wesleyan University include The University of Findlay, Valparaiso University, and Olivet Nazarene University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1420 1760
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats

60 %
40 %
$35,747 - $70,369
$36,415 - $87,205
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.
$35,973 - $75,900
$37,713 - $77,383
$35,234 - $65,846
$36,621 - $70,589
$48,479 - $92,910

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