Georgia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Georgia Southern University, a school in Statesboro, Ga., has roughly 18,000 undergrads. Sports fans are drawn to this small-community school, but graduates tend to relocate to close-by cities for work, including Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Lawrenceville, Ga. Replies from former GS students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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20 Year Net ROI 

$266,000

Annual ROI 

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Total 4 Year Cost 

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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
$58,504  
   
Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
$58,801  
Account Manager
11 salaries
$63,718  
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
$50,243  
Senior Accountant
10 salaries
$61,768  
Software Developer
9 salaries
$57,814  
Director of Operations
9 salaries
$100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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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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14 %

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Industry

GS alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the software development industry, the health care industry, and the travel and hospitality services industry. The majority of GS alumni wind up in the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from GS amounts to $57K.

Locations

Savannah, Ga. is a hub for GS graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $63K), is another of the most popular spots for former GS students. Lawrenceville, Ga. is a popular spot for former GS students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $29K. Graduates of GS also relocate to Statesboro, Ga., which is not far away, and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) leads to the highest pay for GS grads ($103K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $30K.

Skills

Strategic Sales commands a pay premium of 36 percent for former Eagles. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among GS alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, slightly less than a fifth of former students report doing so. Experience with Project Management, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly less than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. A fair number of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and more than half of alums accept dental insurance. Georgia Southern University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of West Florida pick up average paychecks of $56K, which is closest to the amount made by GS grads among similar schools. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and North Carolina A & T State University are also similar to GS.

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Key Stats for Georgia Southern University

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$23,490 - $83,524
Salary
$39,453 - $81,407
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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