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 Carbondale, Ill. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

385th

20 Year Net ROI 

$307,200

Annual ROI 

7.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$95,800

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College Salary Report

456th

Early Career Salary 

$45,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$76,000

% High Meaning 

56.0%

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Southern Illinois University (SIU) - Carbondale Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Instructional Designer
5 salaries
$55,000  
   
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$77,000  
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$62,400  
Associate Attorney
4 salaries
$52,381  
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
4 salaries
$49,455  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$60,500  
Executive Director
3 salaries
$48,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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 %

43 %

52 %


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Industry

Graduates of SIU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the retail industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Former SIU graduates bring in $59K on average.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $69K per year, but the second group takes home only $51K.

Jobs

Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid SIU alumni, making approximately $82K on average every year, though Electrical Engineers ($81K), and Project Engineers (around $62K) are not far behind. Associate Attorneys face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $52K.

Locations

Chicago, Ill. is a hot spot for SIU alum. Peoria, Ill. is also a common destination for SIU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $69K. Though median pay is subpar ($38K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Carbondale after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. St. Louis, Mo. is also a top pick, as is Marion, Ill.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SIU grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $202K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Accounting commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $40K.

Skills

Former Salukis with People Management experience garner salaries that are 25 percent more than other grads' salaries. SIU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and around a seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A strong majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and a strong majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. 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

Alumni of West Virginia University pick up average paychecks of approximately $59K, which is closest to the amount made by SIU grads among similar schools. 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
$34,853 - $67,707
Salary
$39,695 - $88,204
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

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