Average Salary for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Wesleyan university based in Marion, Ind. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Operations Manager
10 salaries
Production Supervisor
7 salaries
Financial Controller
6 salaries
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
5 salaries
Quality Manager
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398

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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 career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Those with an education from Indiana Wesleyan University earn an average of $56K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $54K on average compared to around $66K for male graduates.


Indiana Wesleyan University grads who become Operations Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $88K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Operations Managers and Senior Accountants; their salaries approach about $82K and $59K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Staff Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $39K.


Indianapolis, Ind. is filled with Indiana Wesleyan University grads. With a median salary of approximately $70K, Cincinnati, Ohio represents the highest-paid city popular among Indiana Wesleyan University grads. Though Columbus, Ohio takes the cake for lowest pay among Indiana Wesleyan University grads (the median salary is about $45K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Louisville, Ky. is also a top pick, as is Fort Wayne, Ind.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University can rake in a whopping average $81K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $40K.


Indiana Wesleyan University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Indiana Wesleyan University grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Operations Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one-fourth of former students report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of alumni report dental coverage, too. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits that Indiana Wesleyan University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Olivet Nazarene University grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of Indiana Wesleyan University grads. The University of Indianapolis, the University of Findlay, and Valparaiso University are also similar to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)


62 %
38 %
$35,844 - $68,793
$39,963 - $88,320
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 116 votes.
$36,199 - $78,815
$37,446 - $78,253
$38,796 - $68,314
$44,698 - $90,612
$36,621 - $69,411

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