Average Salary for Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH Alumni

Bowling Green State University is a university based in Bowling Green, Ohio that is home to around 14,000 undergraduates. The school attracts plenty of sports fans to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

716
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

272
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

225
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$41,600
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
5 salaries
$128,645  
   
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$50,980  
Purchasing Manager
4 salaries
$73,156  
Architectural Job Captain
3 salaries
$48,000  
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
$48,000  
Operations Manager
3 salaries
$43,000  
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$35,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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About This School

220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Bowling Green State University

go2.bgsu.edu/choose/welcome/

14,477

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

54 %

8 %

64 %

36 %


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Industry

BGSU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry. The majority of BGSU alumni wind up in the education industry. Starting salaries of about $54K are the median among BGSU grads.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $49K whereas the men's median is approximately $64K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among BGSU alumni are earned by Chief Financial Officers — these former students make a median salary of around $123K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Purchasing Managers ($73K) and Java Developers ($60K). Graphic Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $36K.

Locations

Home to a large number of BGSU alums, Cleveland, Ohio is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $90K), is another of the most popular spots for former BGSU students. On the other hand, BGSU alumni who end up in Dayton, Ohio receive the lowest median salary of around $41K. Close-by Toledo, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio are also desirable cities among BGSU alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) leads to the highest pay for BGSU grads (about $85K on average per year). A Bachelor of Science in Education offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($40K).

Skills

Former Falcons with Project Management abilities can expect to make 43 percent more than their former classmates ($77K). Many BGSU grads have knowledge of Project Management, with approximately one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one-third of alumni report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a fair number of graduates sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Bowling Green State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Indiana University grads (who make an average of $54K) earn salaries most similar to BGSU alumni. Cleveland State University, the University of Akron Main Campus, and Ball State University are also similar to BGSU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1330 1710
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$31,120 - $65,675
Salary
$39,907 - $84,514

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
$35,000 - $79,854
$30,639 - $76,300
$32,157 - $60,000
$40,442 - $92,761
$30,410 - $90,000

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