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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 to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga. Replies from former GS students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Georgia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Systems Analyst
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Assistant Controller
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342

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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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Former GS students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the banking industry, and the construction industry. Among GS grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $51K are the median among GS grads.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $59K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $46K.


Among GS alumni, those working as Project Engineers report the highest median pay of $71K, followed by Construction Superintendents ($60K), and Systems Analysts ($55K). Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $45K.


Atlanta, Ga. is filled with GS grads. It is also not uncommon to find former GS students living and working in Douglas, Ga. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $57K. Though Brunswick, Ga. takes the cake for lowest pay among GS grads (the median salary is $40K there), it remains a common destination for former students. GS alumni express interest in nearby Savannah, Ga. and Statesboro, Ga. as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management Information Systems (MIS) from GS can rake in a whopping average $79K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management — their annual income amounts to approximately $33K on average.


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Eagles — they earn 28 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among GS alumni, with close to one-eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Most former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of alumni as well. Other benefits awarded to Georgia Southern University alumni 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 $51K on average. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of West Florida are also similar to GS.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1520 1760
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for Georgia Southern University


46 %
54 %
$29,084 - $59,946
$36,164 - $75,526
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
$31,387 - $76,143
$32,796 - $63,542
$22,374 - $61,042
$30,913 - $55,984
$27,217 - $93,598

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