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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a university based in Carbondale, Ill. that is home to around 13,000 undergraduates. 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. This report is based on the responses of SIU graduates who completed the PayScale 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Instructional Designer
5 salaries
$55,000  
   
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$62,400  
Design Architect
5 salaries
$52,500  
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$85,000  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$82,424  
Associate Attorney
4 salaries
$52,381  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$60,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 535
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the education industry, and the retail industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, SIU students earn an average of $60K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $51K whereas the men's median is around $69K.

Jobs

Among SIU alumni, those working as Electrical Engineers report the highest median pay of about $85K, followed by Operations Managers (approximately $61K), and Project Engineers ($58K). Assistant Professors pick up $49K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Many SIU grads end up living in St. Louis, Mo., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former SIU students living and working in Chicago, Ill. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $65K. Southern Illinois University Carbondale grads are so loyal to Carbondale that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $35K). SIU alumni express interest in nearby Marion, Ill. and Peoria, Ill. as well.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $202K per year, former Salukis who have a medical degree are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (around $41K on average annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among SIU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a seventh of former students report doing so. Former Salukis with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 31 percent more than their former classmates ($78K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of alums participate in a 401(k) program. A fair number of alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of alumni have dental insurance. Other benefits that Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

West Virginia University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $59K, making them the most similar to SIU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SIU include the University of Memphis, Ohio University-Main Campus, and the University of Mississippi.

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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
37 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$34,838 - $69,427
Salary
$39,690 - $89,017
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

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