Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

Kennesaw State University, a school in Kennesaw, Ga., has roughly 23,000 undergrads. Replies from former KSU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Overall College ROI Rank

622
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

239
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

287
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$40,900
Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$47,000  
   
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$37,748  
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
$59,994  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$80,000  
Case Manager
3 salaries
$39,305  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
$111,827  
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
$43,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/

22,621

State School, For Sports Fans

43 %

11 %

88 %

36 %


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Industry

KSU alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the software development industry, and clinical care, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of KSU alumni wind up in the health care industry. Those with a degree from KSU make an average of around $52K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among KSU alumni are earned by Information Technology Project Managers — these former students make a median salary of $104K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Accounting Managers (approximately $60K) and Staff Accountants ($47K). Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $38K.

Locations

Home to a large number of KSU alums, Atlanta, Ga. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Dalton, Ga. is another hot spot for KSU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $63K). Marietta, Ga. is a popular spot for former KSU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $37K. Other cities of interest among KSU alumni include nearby Alpharetta, Ga. and Kennesaw, Ga.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Studies will compensate KSU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $97K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) (approximately $35K on average annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among KSU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in six former students report doing so. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 35 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($70K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though just under half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of grads sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to Kennesaw State University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Jacksonville State University graduates, who earn $52K on average, make a similar amount to KSU grads. The University of West Georgia, North Georgia College & State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are also similar to KSU.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Kennesaw State University

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$31,741 - $62,338
Salary
$37,146 - $89,826
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
$66,500
Cobb County
$67,000
$34,663 - $72,582
$30,079 - $46,750
$37,000 - $79,654
$30,913 - $61,463
$45,000 - $64,225

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