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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Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
16 salaries
5-9 years
8 salaries
10-19 years
6 salaries
20 years or more
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 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.


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


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.


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.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Georgia Southern University


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

Job Satisfaction

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

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