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

Nestled away in Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 14,000. Athletic pride runs deep at this small-town school, though a big portion of these sports-loving students relocate to larger cities such as Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio following graduation. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
6 salaries
$122,500  
   
Purchasing Manager
4 salaries
$73,156  
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$35,750  
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$50,980  
Accountant
3 salaries
$43,500  
Java Developer
3 salaries
$60,163  
Architectural Job Captain
3 salaries
$48,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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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

Former BGSU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Former BGSU graduates bring in $54K on average.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $65K, but the median for the latter is only $49K.

Jobs

Chief Financial Officers win the contest for best-paid BGSU alumni, making about $123K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($82K), and Purchasing Managers (around $73K) are not far behind. Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of $36K.

Locations

Many BGSU students are Cleveland, Ohio-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of BGSU grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation (approximately $90K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. BGSU alumni in Dayton, Ohio can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $41K. BGSU alumni express interest in nearby Toledo, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for BGSU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics (average earnings climb to $98K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Education are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.

Skills

Many former BGSU students are familiar with Project Management, and around an eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Project Management commands a pay premium of 42 percent for former Falcons. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, close to half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alumni, and a large number of former students report health coverage. Other benefits awarded to Bowling Green State University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads report the most similar salaries to BGSU alums, earning about $54K on average. Other schools similar to BGSU include Cleveland State University, the University of Akron Main Campus, and Ball State University.

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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
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$31,268 - $65,561
Salary
$40,018 - $84,717
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
$35,235 - $79,543
$30,639 - $76,300
$32,665 - $66,416
$40,556 - $89,200
$30,410 - $90,000

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