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

Around 14,000 people attend Bowling Green State University, a institution based in Bowling Green, Ohio. Though this small-town school draws in quite a few sports fans, the majority of students find work in neighboring cities like Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Bowling Green State University


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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BGSU alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, IT consulting, and the retail industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Those with an education from BGSU earn an average of $52K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average approximately $66K per year compared to females' around $46K.


Toledo, Ohio is filled with BGSU grads. With a median salary of $99K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among BGSU grads. Though Cleveland, Ohio takes the cake for lowest pay among BGSU grads (the median salary is $39K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Graduates of BGSU also relocate to Columbus, Ohio, which is not far away, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration leads to the highest pay for BGSU grads ($196K on average per year). Those with a Master of Accounting (MAcc) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $54K per year.


Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for former Falcons — they earn 62 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among BGSU alumni, with a little less than a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most grads have medical plans, and a fair number of grads have dental insurance. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Bowling Green State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Wright State University grads (who make an average of $52K) 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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