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Average Salary for Georgia Southern University Alumni

Georgia Southern University, a public research school in Statesboro, Ga., has roughly 18,000 undergrads. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

762
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

262
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

262
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$42,700
Georgia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Software Engineer
9 salaries
$55,087  
   
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$45,000  
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$69,794  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$65,496  
Systems Analyst
4 salaries
$55,250  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
$54,625  
Software Developer
4 salaries
$54,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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Georgia Southern University Details

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

17,993

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of GS are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the education industry, and IT services. The most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. Following graduation, GS students earn an average of around $51K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $46K whereas the men's median is $58K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among GS alumni are earned by Project Engineers — these former students make $70K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Information Technology Managers ($58K) and Software Engineers ($55K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Systems Analysts — they bring in about $47K.

Locations

Home to a large number of GS alums, Atlanta is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Douglas is also a common destination for GS grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $57K. On the other hand, GS alumni who end up in Augusta receive the lowest median salaries of $41K. Neighboring Savannah is another common pick among GS grads, along with Statesboro.

Employers

Former GS students head to Georgia-Pacific Corporation for above-average paychecks of $85K. GS employs a large portion of its recent grads, deeming it the most popular employer of former students. The institution's popularity is somewhat unexpected considering its weak paychecks, bringing in the lowest median salary at approximately $44K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management Information Systems (MIS) earns GS students the most money after college ($82K per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Business Management offers the lowest annual financial reward (about $33K).

Skills

For former Eagles, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 25 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many former GS students are familiar with Project Management, and about one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. Health benefits extend to the greater part of grads, and a majority of grads also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Georgia Southern University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Sam Houston State University grads is $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of GS grads. 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 1510 1740
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$28,877 - $60,133
Salary
$36,873 - $74,217
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
$31,889 - $76,508
$32,796 - $64,552
$21,935 - $64,964
$32,549 - $55,329
$27,406 - $92,000

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