Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 23,000 people attend Kennesaw State University, a institution based in Kennesaw, Ga. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
19 salaries
Financial Analyst
17 salaries
Marketing Manager
16 salaries
Staff Accountant
13 salaries
Office Manager
13 salaries
Operations Manager
12 salaries
Graphic Designer
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,137
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


State School, For Sports Fans

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KSU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the insurance and financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is IT services. The average salary for a grad from KSU is around $52K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $52K where the average male graduate hauls home approximately $63K.


KSU grads who become General Manager VPs are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $118K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Tax Accountants and Senior Accountants; their salaries approach $57K and about $55K, respectively. Marketing Specialists face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $34K.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hot spot for KSU alum. With a median salary of around $61K, Norcross, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among KSU grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among KSU grads is Marietta, Ga. (median compensation is $38K). Other cities of interest among KSU alumni include nearby Kennesaw, Ga. and Alpharetta, Ga.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for KSU grads with a B.A. in Communication (average earnings climb to $123K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Social Work (MSW) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $33K.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among KSU alumni — a little less than a fifth of grads mention using it at work. For former Owls, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 36 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, just under half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, but only one-fourth of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Health benefits extend to most grads, and a fair number of former students also receive dental coverage. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Kennesaw State University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Western Carolina University grads is approximately $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of KSU grads. Other schools similar to KSU include the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

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Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


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$32,726 - $62,785
$36,792 - $93,707
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Cobb County
$36,091 - $79,167
$28,388 - $54,000
$35,493 - $53,468
$37,831 - $56,175
$39,500 - $81,000

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