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

Bowling Green State University, a school in Bowling Green, Ohio, has roughly 14,000 undergrads. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio after college. The figures in this rundown were provided by BGSU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

716th

20 Year Net ROI 

$201,900

Annual ROI 

6.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,100

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508th

Early Career Salary 

$41,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,200

% High Meaning 

52.0%

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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  
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
$50,376  
Marketing Coordinator
4 salaries
$35,000  
National Account Manager
3 salaries
$42,000  
Java Developer
3 salaries
$60,163  
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$32,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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

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8 %

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Industry

The manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the consulting industry are just a few of the areas in which BGSU grads find work. The majority of BGSU alumni wind up in the education industry. Those with an education from BGSU earn an average of $54K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $64K after graduating from BGSU, the average woman earns only around $50K.

Jobs

Chief Financial Officers win the contest for best-paid BGSU alumni, making $129K on average every year, though Purchasing Managers ($73K), and Java Developers (about $60K) are not far behind. Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of $36K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former BGSU students is Cleveland, Ohio. It is also not uncommon to find former BGSU students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $90K. Though Dayton, Ohio takes the cake for lowest pay among BGSU grads (the median salary is $41K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Columbus, Ohio is also a top pick for BGSU grads, as is Toledo, Ohio.

Degree Major

BGSU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $98K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Education tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.

Skills

Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Falcons — they earn 45 percent more than their fellow graduates. Roughly one in eight grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for nearly half of the respondents, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. A large number of alums participate in a 401(k) program. For this school, most former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of former students pick up dental plans, too. Bowling Green State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $54K, making them the most similar to BGSU alumni in terms of earnings. 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
$31,436 - $65,396
Salary
$39,997 - $85,714
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 96 votes.
$37,500 - $81,401
$30,201 - $77,334
$30,639 - $63,599
$30,410 - $90,000
$40,171 - $96,039

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