Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 11,000 people attend Indiana Wesleyan University, a Wesleyan institution based in Marion, Ind. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Indiana Wesleyan University grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

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Operations Manager
22 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
21 salaries
16 salaries
Staff Accountant
14 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
12 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
12 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152

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About This School

4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974


Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Indiana Wesleyan University go into the health care services industry, the health care industry, and the insurance and financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Very few Indiana Wesleyan University grads go into the contract research organization industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University is $57K.


Indiana Wesleyan University grads who become Information Technology Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $91K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Human Resources Information Systems Managers and Operations Managers; their salaries approach approximately $71K and $69K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Human Resources Managers who make an average of around $65K.


Many Indiana Wesleyan University grads end up living in Indianapolis, Ind., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Indiana Wesleyan University grads is Louisville, Ky.; given its high compensation (about $83K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Cleveland, Ohio 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 $49K. Graduates also relocate to Cincinnati, Ohio and Warsaw, Ind.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) will compensate Indiana Wesleyan University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $94K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Accounting ($46K on average annually).


Many Indiana Wesleyan University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Indiana Wesleyan University grads who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 47 percent more than other alumni ($84K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly more than half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, but only one-fourth of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, a fair number of survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Indiana Wesleyan University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Olivet Nazarene University pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by Indiana Wesleyan University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Indiana Wesleyan University include the University of Indianapolis, the University of Findlay, and Valparaiso University.

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Key Stats for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)


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$37,481 - $79,472
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based on 8 votes.
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$42,574 - $79,106
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