Georgia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Around 18,000 people attend Georgia Southern University, a institution based in Statesboro, Ga. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga. after college. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data 
Project Engineer
16 salaries
Staff Accountant
12 salaries
Director of Operations
11 salaries
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
Software Developer
10 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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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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Graduates of GS are found working in a number of different fields including the banking industry, the financial services industry, and the software development industry. The majority of GS alumni wind up in the education industry. Those with an education from GS earn an average of $52K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average approximately $61K per year compared to females' $45K.


In the GS alumni professional community, Operations Managers make the highest median pay ($68K), though Account Managers (about $63K), and Construction Superintendents ($60K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Retail Store Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $42K.


Many GS grads end up living in Atlanta, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former GS students living and working in Charlotte, N.C. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $60K. On the other end, GS grads flock to Brunswick, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $35K. Other cities of interest among GS alumni include nearby Savannah, Ga. and Statesboro, Ga.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) earns GS students the most money after college (an average approximately $104K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Therapeutic Recreation are the lowest of the pack, earning $28K.


Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for former Eagles — they earn 32 percent more than their fellow graduates. Nearly one in six GS grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to more than half of survey participants, and a large number of survey participants report health coverage. Other benefits awarded to Georgia Southern University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Texas a & M University grads report the most similar salaries to GS alums, earning about $51K on average. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of West Florida are also similar to GS.

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