Average Salary for Southern Illinois University (SIU) - Carbondale Campus Alumni

Nestled away in Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a school, has a student population of roughly 13,000. The school attracts plenty of sports fans (Go Salukis!) to its rural campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Chicago, Ill., St. Louis, Mo., and Carbondale, Ill. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SIU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

385
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

152
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

222
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,600
Southern Illinois University (SIU) - Carbondale Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$80,802  
   
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$62,400  
Instructional Designer
5 salaries
$55,000  
Associate Attorney
4 salaries
$52,381  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$82,424  
Production Supervisor
4 salaries
$57,500  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$60,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 509
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About This School

Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University (SIU) - Carbondale, Southern Illinois University (SIU)

admissions.siuc.edu/

13,306

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

43 %

15 %

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52 %


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Industry

Graduates of SIU go into the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the retail industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from SIU is $60K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $69K after graduating from SIU, the average woman earns only $51K.

Jobs

In the SIU alumni professional community, Electrical Engineers make the highest median pay (approximately $85K), though Software Engineers (about $82K), and Project Engineers ($62K) are close competitors. Associate Attorneys face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $52K.

Locations

Chicago, Ill. is filled with SIU grads. SIU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Peoria, Ill., which offers a median salary of $69K. Many former Salukis can't resist staying in Carbondale after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($38K). Alumni express interest in St. Louis, Mo. and Marion, Ill. as well.

Degree Major

SIU grads who hold a medical degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $202K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $41K.

Skills

Former Salukis with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 34 percent more than their former classmates ($80K). Project Management is a popular skill among SIU alumni, with about one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of former students, and a strong majority of grads report health coverage. A strong majority of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Southern Illinois University Carbondale grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, West Virginia University grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to SIU alumni. The University of Memphis, Ohio University-Main Campus, and the University of Mississippi are also similar to SIU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
920 1210
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Southern Illinois University (SIU) - Carbondale Campus

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %
Salary
$34,951 - $69,904
Salary
$40,053 - $88,187

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
$36,930 - $89,919
$31,431 - $84,739
$26,706 - $45,781
$45,000 - $102,828
$33,370 - $50,421

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