Average Salary for Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

Located in Jacksonville, Ala., roughly 8,000 students call Jacksonville State University home for four years. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Accounting Manager
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High School Teacher
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Information Technology (IT) Auditor
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School Counselor
2 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
Financial Controller
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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About This School

700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Jacksonville State University



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Professionally, the health care industry, the education industry, and the engineering services industry are popular business areas among JSU alumni. Clinical care is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of JSU is approximately $54K.


Male graduates of JSU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $69K versus around $48K for women.


The most generous salaries among JSU alumni are reportedly earned by Information Technology Auditors, whose earnings come to about $70K, followed by Accounting Managers ($61K) and Financial Controllers ($55K). Clinical Supervisors wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $35K.


Home to a large number of JSU alums, Birmingham is by far the most attractive city for these former students. JSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, which offers median salaries of around $70K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by JSU alumni is Talladega, where earnings average approximately $36K. Nearby Huntsville is also a top pick for JSU grads, as is Anniston.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns JSU students the most money after college (about $101K per year). Annual salaries for those with a bachelor's degree in social work are the lowest of the pack, earning $33K.


Many former JSU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. For former Gamecocks, proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server warrants a paycheck that is 44 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll Administration also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. It is no small feat that a solid majority of grads are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a strong majority of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of Jacksonville State University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Augusta State University grads is $53K, making their salaries most similar to those of JSU grads. The University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and North Georgia College & State University are also similar to JSU.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Jacksonville State University (JSU)


57 %
43 %
$30,639 - $64,470
$41,766 - $98,683
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 52 votes.
$31,999 - $70,539
$30,913 - $102,843
$39,711 - $72,945
$60,755 - $65,185
$34,412 - $45,316

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