Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni Average Salary

Jacksonville State University is a university based in Jacksonville, Ala. that is home to around 8,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by JSU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

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Accounting Manager
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Information Technology (IT) Auditor
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About This School

700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Jacksonville State University



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Graduates of JSU work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the health care industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular field is clinical care. Following graduation, JSU students earn an average of about $51K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $44K where the average male graduate hauls home around $59K.


The JSU alumni who make the most are Information Technology Auditors; they report a median pay of $70K. Accounting Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $61K. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Accountants who make an average of $35K.


Home to a large number of JSU alums, Birmingham, Ala. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former JSU students living and working in Tampa, Fla. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $91K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by JSU alumni is Talladega, Ala., where earnings average $34K. Atlanta, Ga. and Anniston, Ala. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

JSU students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($101K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A bachelor's degree in social work commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $33K.


For former Gamecocks, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 50 percent more than other alumni salaries. JSU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Office, and Payroll Administration rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of former students report contributing to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a majority of grads, and most survey participants report health coverage. Jacksonville State University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grads bring in salaries of around about $52K, making them the most similar to JSU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to JSU include the University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
850 1080
ACT Scores 19 26

Key Stats for Jacksonville State University (JSU)


61 %
39 %
$29,980 - $64,219
$41,774 - $94,137
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$33,433 - $79,950
$36,625 - $71,290
$26,000 - $75,350

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