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Average Salary for Georgia Southern University Alumni

Georgia Southern University is a public research university based in Statesboro, Ga. that is home to around 18,000 undergraduates. 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, Savannah, and Statesboro after college. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
762
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
262
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
262
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$42,700
Georgia Southern University Alumni
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Software Engineer
9 salaries
$55,087  
   
Information Technology (IT) Manager
6 salaries
$61,094  
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
$48,122  
Systems Analyst
5 salaries
$46,799  
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$69,794  
Software Developer
5 salaries
$53,675  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$65,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 472
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Georgia Southern University Details

Address:

Veazey Hall, 261 Forest Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460
Statesboro, GA 30460-8126

Students Enrolled:

17,993

Categories:

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

50 %

% STEM:

14 %

% Stay In State:

76 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

38 %
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Industry

The health care industry, the construction industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which GS grads find work. Among GS grads, the banking industry is a commonly chosen career field. Following graduation, GS students earn an average of $51K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $58K after graduating from GS, the average woman earns only around $46K.

Jobs

In the GS alumni professional community, Project Engineers make the highest median pay ($70K), though Information Technology Managers ($61K), and Software Engineers (about $55K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Financial Analysts, making an average of approximately $44K.

Locations

Those with a degree from GS often relocate to Atlanta after college. It is no surprise that Macon, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $60K), is another of the most popular spots for former GS students. On the other end, GS grads flock to Augusta, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $41K. Other common destinations for GS grads include close-by Savannah and Statesboro.

Employers

The highest paychecks can be found at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where some GS grads go to work for pay averaging approximately $85K. Recent graduates of GS typically find jobs working for the school. Taking into account that the median salary is the lowest at around $44K, it may be surprising to learn this is the main place of work for new graduates.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management Information Systems (MIS) earns GS students the most money after college (about $82K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $33K per year.

Skills

Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($66K). About one in eight 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 Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-third of alumni get vacation time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of graduates, and a majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Alumni of Georgia Southern University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Texas a & M University grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to GS alumni. Other schools similar to GS include Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and The University of West Florida.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores 1510 1740
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats

Gender

Female

43 %

female alumni

Male

57 %

male alumni
Salary
$28,531 - $60,042
Salary
$37,171 - $74,378

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction


Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

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