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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Georgia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
5 salaries
Systems Analyst
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Credit Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319

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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 banking industry, the health care industry, and the construction industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular field is the education industry. Those with a degree from GS make an average of $51K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $60K after graduating from GS, the average woman earns only around $46K.


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 Construction Superintendents (about $60K) and Systems Analysts ($55K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Account Managers — they bring in $40K.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hot spot for GS alum. In addition, former GS students often head to Valdosta, Ga. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $62K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by GS alumni is Brunswick, Ga., where earnings average $40K. GS alumni express interest in nearby Savannah, Ga. and Statesboro, Ga. as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid GS alumni are those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management Information Systems (MIS) — they earn close to $79K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management (approximately $33K on average annually).


Former Eagles with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former GS students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly an eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of graduates report dental coverage, too. Georgia Southern University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $51K for Texas a & M University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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 1520 1760
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for Georgia Southern University


46 %
54 %
$28,626 - $59,747
$35,727 - $75,648
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 75 votes.
$31,383 - $75,353
$32,796 - $63,542
$22,213 - $63,871
$30,913 - $55,984
$27,217 - $93,598

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