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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a school in Carbondale, Ill., has roughly 13,000 undergrads. 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 Phoenix, Ariz. The figures in this rundown were provided by SIU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Operations Manager
13 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
12 salaries
Intern Architect
10 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,461

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Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512

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


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The health care industry, the health care services industry, and the architectural and engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which SIU grads find work. The majority of SIU alumni wind up in IT services. Graduates of SIU earn around $58K on average.


Male graduates of SIU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $67K versus $41K for women.


Chicago, Ill. is a hub for SIU graduates — a large number call this city home. SIU grads also flock to Phoenix, Ariz., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $77K). Home to the lowest median salary for SIU alumni is Champaign, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its $34K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to St. Louis, Mo. and Carbondale, Ill.

Degree Major

SIU grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $108K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $39K per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among SIU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a tenth of former students report doing so. For former Salukis, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is nearly double other alumni salaries. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alums, and more than half of former students sign up for dental plans. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Southern Illinois University Carbondale also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Kansas State University grads report the most similar salaries to SIU alums, earning $57K on average. The University of Memphis, Ohio University-Main Campus, and the University of Mississippi are also similar to SIU.

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