Graduates of Bradley head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the engineering services industry, and the software development industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the mechanical power transmission equipment manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Bradley amounts to around $60K.
Male graduates of Bradley out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $71K versus approximately $51K for women.
Many Bradley alumni remain in Peoria after graduation; roughly one in four grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. With a median salary of $71K, Peoria, Ill. represents the highest-paid city popular among Bradley grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bradley alumni is Chicago, Ill., where earnings average $61K.
A Bachelor's Degree will compensate Bradley grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $60K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $36K per year.
Project Management is a common skill among Bradley alumni — about one in seven grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Engineering Design seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 55 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $93K). Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just over two-fifths of graduates report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. A large number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a large number of grads, and a strong majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Bradley University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.
Valparaiso University grads report the most similar salaries to Bradley alums, earning about $60K on average. Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management are also similar to Bradley.