Average Salary for Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

Nestled away in Jacksonville, Ala., Jacksonville State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 8,000. The data in this summary come from JSU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Jacksonville State University (JSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Accounting Manager
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School Counselor
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Information Technology (IT) Auditor
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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 banking industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is clinical care. The average salary for a grad from JSU is $51K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $46K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $60K.


The JSU alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $141K. Information Technology Auditors and Buyers draw in a fair amount as well — around $70K. Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $35K.


A large number of students head to Birmingham, Ala. after college. The top-paying city popular with JSU alumni is Austin, Texas, which offers a median salary of $139K. On the far end of the pay scale, JSU alumni often reside in Gadsden, Ala., which is home to the lowest pay at $44K. Atlanta, Ga. and Anniston, Ala. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for JSU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to about $101K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a bachelor's degree in social work tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $33K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among JSU alumni, with approximately one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. People Management commands a pay premium of 48 percent for former Gamecocks. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Accounts Receivable, and Data Entry.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of survey participants as well. A large number of alums participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional benefits handed to Jacksonville State University alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by JSU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to JSU include the University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

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)


59 %
41 %
$29,869 - $64,883
$40,784 - $88,571
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 33 votes.
$30,791 - $72,360
$41,811 - $70,831
$26,000 - $75,350

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