Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

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

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Typical Early Career Salary

Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Staff Accountant
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Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
Office Manager
4 salaries
Case Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312

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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591



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Graduates of KSU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the banking industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of KSU alumni wind up in the health care industry. Those with an education from KSU earn an average of $51K.


The most generous salaries among KSU alumni are reportedly earned by Information Technology Project Managers, whose median earnings come to $104K, followed by Information Technology Managers (approximately $72K) and Accounting Managers ($60K). Administrative Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $37K in this job.


A large number of students head to Atlanta, Ga. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of KSU grads is Dalton, Ga.; given its high compensation (about $57K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other end, KSU grads flock to Marietta, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $37K. Nearby Kennesaw, Ga. and Alpharetta, Ga. also rank high on the list of cities for KSU grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Studies from KSU can rake in a whopping average $97K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).


Microsoft Office is a common skill among KSU alumni — about one in six grads mention using it at work. Former Owls with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 36 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage. A large number of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits that Kennesaw State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Western Carolina University grads (who make an average of about $51K) earn salaries most similar to KSU alumni. 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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$30,463 - $62,061
$37,863 - $84,775
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
$34,095 - $72,582
$28,968 - $42,784
$37,248 - $78,598
$32,500 - $60,781
$46,452 - $63,392
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