Georgia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Around 18,000 people attend Georgia Southern University, a institution based in Statesboro, Ga. This small-town school with athletic appeal is the stomping ground for many students who go on to live in nearby cities, including Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Lawrenceville, Ga. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

786th

20 Year Net ROI 

$221,000

Annual ROI 

6.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$89,900

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College Salary Report

686th

Early Career Salary 

$45,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$68,200

% High Meaning 

52 %

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Georgia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Project Engineer
14 salaries
$59,274  
   
Account Manager
13 salaries
$62,752  
Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
$60,184  
Staff Accountant
12 salaries
$50,721  
Senior Accountant
11 salaries
$61,493  
Software Developer
10 salaries
$55,841  
Director of Operations
9 salaries
$100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 884

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About This School

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

17,904

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Former GS students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the software development industry, and the travel and hospitality services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Following graduation, GS students earn an average of $58K.

Gender

Male graduates of GS out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of approximately $63K versus $51K for women.

Locations

Savannah, Ga. is a hot spot for GS alum. With a median salary of $63K, Atlanta, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among GS grads. On the far end of the pay scale, GS alumni often reside in Lawrenceville, Ga., which is home to the lowest pay at around $29K.

Degree Major

Former Eagles who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS) and earn a median salary of about $103K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.

Skills

Competency in Engineering Design translates into above-average pay for former Eagles — they earn 32 percent more than their fellow graduates. Just under one in five grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, but only two-fifths of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a strong majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Georgia Southern University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University grads (who make an average of around $58K) earn salaries most similar to GS alumni. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of West Florida, and North Carolina A & T State University are also similar to GS.

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Key Stats for Georgia Southern University

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$23,700 - $70,000
Salary
$41,156 - $83,213

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
$52,000 - $90,000

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