Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Alumni Average Salary

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Wesleyan university based in Marion, Ind. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Operations Manager
21 salaries
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Staff Accountant
14 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
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Executive Director
13 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,227
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the health care services industry, and clinical care are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. Former Indiana Wesleyan University students do not typically enter the education industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Those with an education from Indiana Wesleyan University earn an average of about $55K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $52K on average compared to approximately $66K for male graduates.


The biggest paychecks among Indiana Wesleyan University alumni are earned by Operations Managers — these former students make a median salary of around $86K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Operations Managers ($84K) and Information Technology Managers ($82K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of $33K.


Home to a large number of Indiana Wesleyan University alums, Indianapolis, Ind. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Indiana Wesleyan University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Cincinnati, Ohio, which offers a median salary of $71K. Indiana Wesleyan University alumni in Bloomington, Ind. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $41K. Louisville, Ky. and Fort Wayne, Ind. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration leads to the highest pay for Indiana Wesleyan University grads (about $94K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $46K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Indiana Wesleyan University alumni, with nearly one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for Indiana Wesleyan University grads — they earn 37 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Leadership is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For this school, a large number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Indiana Wesleyan University alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Indianapolis grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to Indiana Wesleyan University alumni. The University of Findlay, Valparaiso University, and Olivet Nazarene University are also similar to Indiana Wesleyan University.

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