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Average Salary for Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

Founded in Jacksonville, Ala., Jacksonville State University is an institution of higher learning for around 8,000 students. The data in this summary come from JSU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
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Typical Early Career Salary
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Jacksonville State University (JSU) Details


700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265


Also Known As:

Jacksonville State University

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Graduation Rate:

29 %


10 %

% Stay In State:

59 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

47 %
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The manufacturing industry, the health care services industry, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which JSU grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is clinical care. The average salary for a grad from JSU is $54K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $49K per year compared to men, who earn about $65K.


The most lucrative professionals among JSU alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $141K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $70K and around $61K are Information Technology Auditors and Accounting Managers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Clinical Supervisors; alumni in this role face average salaries of $35K.


The most popular destination for former JSU students is Birmingham. With a median salary of $69K, Atlanta represents the highest-paid city popular among JSU grads. On the other hand, JSU alumni who end up in Gadsden receive the lowest median salaries of about $43K. In addition, JSU grads flock to neighboring Anniston as well as Huntsville.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics leads to the highest pay for JSU grads ($116K per year). Graduates holding a bachelor's degree in social work fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of around $33K.


Former Gamecocks with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 34 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former JSU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and nearly one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll Administration rank among leading skills 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. The greater part of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alums receive dental plans, too. To plan for old age, the greater part of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Jacksonville State University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of North Alabama grads (who make an average of approximately $54K) earn salaries most similar to JSU alumni. 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
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SAT Scores* 860 1080
ACT Scores 19 26

Key Stats



56 %

female alumni


44 %

male alumni
$31,200 - $65,936
$41,332 - $96,427

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Job Satisfaction

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