Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Kennesaw State University, a school in Kennesaw, Ga., has roughly 23,000 undergrads. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

622nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$230,500

Annual ROI 

6.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$92,500

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College Salary Report

735th

Early Career Salary 

$41,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$67,300

% High Meaning 

49.0%

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Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$47,000  
   
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$80,000  
Case Manager
3 salaries
$39,305  
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
$59,994  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
$111,827  
Office Manager
3 salaries
$52,000  
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
$50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the financial services industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and the software development industry. Among KSU grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from KSU earn an average of around $52K.

Jobs

Among KSU alumni, those working as Information Technology Project Managers report the highest median pay of about $112K, followed by Information Technology Managers ($80K), and Accounting Managers ($60K). Sliding in near the bottom are Administrative Assistants, who report earnings of $38K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former KSU students is Atlanta, Ga. With a median salary of $63K, Dalton, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among KSU grads. 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 approximately $37K. KSU alumni express interest in nearby Alpharetta, Ga. and Kennesaw, Ga. as well.

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 $97K on average per year. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $35K.

Skills

KSU alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with roughly one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Owls — they earn 33 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for nearly half of the alumni, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. A large number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most grads, and a fair number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. 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

Alumni of Jacksonville State University pick up average paychecks of $52K, which is closest to the amount made by KSU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to KSU include the University of West Georgia, North Georgia College & State University, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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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
$31,695 - $62,228
Salary
$37,189 - $90,113
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Cobb County
$67,000
$66,500
$35,097 - $74,207
$29,979 - $49,132
$36,525 - $72,000
$30,913 - $61,463
$44,219 - $64,781

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