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.
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.
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.