IU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the financial services industry, and the health care services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the retail industry. Those with an education from IU earn an average of $60K.
The most lucrative professionals among IU alumni are Optometrists; they earn a median annual salary of about $108K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $72K and $63K, respectively, are Executive Directors and Human Resources Managers. Marketing Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $43K.
Indianapolis, Ind. is a hub for IU graduates — a large number call this city home. In addition, former IU students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $86K in this top-paying city. Fort Wayne, Ind. is a popular spot for former IU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $39K. Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.
A medical degree leads to the highest pay for IU grads ($108K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $39K on average per year.
Business Analysis commands a pay premium of 10 percent for former Hoosiers. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among IU alumni, with nearly one-eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a large number of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to Indiana University alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
University of Kentucky grads bring in salaries of around $65K, making them the most similar to IU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to IU include the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.