Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

Around 23,000 people attend Kennesaw State University, a institution based in Kennesaw, Ga. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Administrative Assistant
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Staff Accountant
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Office Manager
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Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
4 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355

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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591



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Professionally, the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry are popular business areas among KSU alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former KSU graduates bring in $51K on average.


The most lucrative professionals among KSU alumni are Information Technology Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $104K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $72K and $50K, respectively, are Information Technology Managers and Accountants. Sliding in near the bottom are Paralegals, who report earnings of about $30K.


Many KSU grads end up living in Atlanta, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. KSU grads also flock to Dalton, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $57K). Though Marietta, Ga. takes the cake for lowest pay among KSU grads (the median salary is $38K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Kennesaw, Ga. is another common pick among KSU grads, along with Alpharetta, Ga.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management from KSU can rake in a whopping average about $91K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


Former Owls with Project Management abilities can expect to make 35 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $69K). Many KSU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with nearly one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that most alums are given health coverage, and a fair number of graduates accept dental insurance. Graduates of Kennesaw State University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduates, who earn around $51K on average, make a similar amount to KSU grads. The University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University are also similar to KSU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1740
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


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$30,562 - $62,382
$37,450 - $81,943
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
$33,854 - $72,729
$29,363 - $44,255
$37,248 - $78,598
$33,935 - $59,145
$46,452 - $63,392
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