Governors State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 3,000 people attend Governors State University, a institution based in University Park, Ill. This report is based on the answers of Governors State University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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% High Meaning 

46 %

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Governors State University Median Salary by Job


Staff Accountant
8 profiles

Operations Manager
6 profiles

Systems Administrator
4 profiles

United States (change)

Physical Therapist (PT)
4 profiles

Medical Practice Manager
3 profiles

Application Support Specialist
3 profiles

Care Coordinator
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 260
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About This School

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484


State School

17 %

86 %


Those with a degree from Governors State University make an average of $66K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $79K after graduating from Governors State University, the average woman earns only around $41K.


A large number of students head to Joliet, Ill. after college.

Degree Major

Governors State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree and earn a median salary of $80K per year.


Many Governors State University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with slightly less than a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. For Governors State University grads, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 43 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Customer Service, Payroll Administration, and Human Resources (HR) also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though a fair number of graduates get paid time off for vacation, only two-fifths of alumni receive paid sick leave. The larger part of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of alums receive dental plans, too. More than half of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Governors State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Illinois at Springfield pick up average paychecks of $64K, which is closest to the amount made by Governors State University grads among similar schools. Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University are also similar to Governors State University.

Governors State University Job Listings

Key Stats for Governors State University


75 %
25 %
$37,800 - $78,611

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,869 - $112,205

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