Average Salary for Georgia Southern University Alumni

Georgia Southern University is a university based in Statesboro, Ga. that is home to around 18,000 undergraduates. This small-town school is a magnet for sports enthusiasts, though many students relocate to larger cities — Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga. are among the top picks — after graduation. This report is based on the answers of GS graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Georgia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Systems Analyst
4 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Construction Superintendent
3 salaries
Credit Analyst
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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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The health care industry, the banking industry, and the construction industry are just a few of the areas in which GS grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Former GS graduates bring in $51K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $46K where the average male graduate hauls home $61K.


Former GS students with an interest in making money consider becoming Project Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $71K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Credit Analysts ($67K) and Senior Accountants (around $65K). Account Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $40K.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hub for GS graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former GS students living and working in Charlotte, N.C. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $61K. On the other end, GS grads flock to Brunswick, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $35K. Neighboring Savannah, Ga. is another common pick among GS grads, along with Statesboro, Ga.

Degree Major

Former Eagles who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and earn a median salary of about $119K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management are the lowest of the pack, earning $33K.


Former Eagles who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 36 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among GS alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in eight former students report doing so. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than two-fifths of grads are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Georgia Southern University grads include 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 approximately $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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Job Satisfaction

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