Average Salary for Georgia Southern University Alumni

Around 18,000 people attend Georgia Southern University, a institution based in Statesboro, Ga. The school attracts plenty of sports fans (Go Eagles!) to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Systems Analyst
4 salaries
Construction Superintendent
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Credit Analyst
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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About This School

Veazey Hall, 261 Forest Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460
Statesboro, GA 30460-8126


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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GS alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the banking industry, and the construction industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former GS students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from GS earn an average of $51K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $46K whereas the men's median is about $61K.


The biggest paychecks among GS alumni are earned by Project Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $71K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Credit Analysts (around $67K) and Construction Superintendents ($60K). Staff Accountants pick up approximately $39K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


The most popular destination for former GS students is Atlanta, Ga. It is no surprise that Charlotte, N.C., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $61K), is another of the most popular spots for former GS students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by GS alumni is Brunswick, Ga., where earnings average approximately $36K. Close-by Savannah, Ga. and Statesboro, Ga. are also desirable cities among GS alumni.

Degree Major

GS grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $119K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Business Management commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $33K.


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Eagles — they earn 35 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former GS students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and nearly one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a strong majority of graduates sign up for dental plans. A large number of grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Georgia Southern University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Texas a & M University grads report the most similar salaries to GS alums, earning around $51K on average. Other schools similar to GS include Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and University of West Florida.

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Key Stats for Georgia Southern University


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$29,222 - $59,698
$36,458 - $75,906
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
$31,220 - $76,405
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