Average Salary for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Around 11,000 people attend Indiana Wesleyan University, a Wesleyan institution based in Marion, Ind. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Operations Manager
8 salaries
Production Supervisor
6 salaries
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
Financial Controller
5 salaries
Accounting Manager
4 salaries
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry. The majority of Indiana Wesleyan University alumni wind up in the health care industry. Following graduation, Indiana Wesleyan University students earn an average of $56K.


In the Indiana Wesleyan University alumni community, men make a median salary of $67K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $52K.


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 $87K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Operations Managers and Senior Accountants; their salaries approach $82K and about $59K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Executive Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $44K.


The most popular destination for former Indiana Wesleyan University students is Indianapolis, Ind. It is no surprise that Cincinnati, Ohio, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $72K), is another of the most popular spots for former Indiana Wesleyan University students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Indiana Wesleyan University alumni is Cleveland, Ohio, where earnings average around $48K. Neighboring Fort Wayne, Ind. is another common pick among Indiana Wesleyan University grads, along with Louisville, Ky.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Indiana Wesleyan University can rake in a whopping average $83K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) — their annual income amounts to $38K on average.


Indiana Wesleyan University grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 28 percent more than their former classmates (about $72K). Many Indiana Wesleyan University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with around a sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a fair number of graduates sign up for dental plans. A large number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. 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 report the most similar salaries to Indiana Wesleyan University alums, earning $58K on average. 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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