Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

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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Typical Early Career Salary

Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
Case Manager
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591



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Former KSU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and clinical care. Among KSU grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Former KSU graduates bring in $52K on average.


KSU grads who become Information Technology Project Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $112K annually. However, Information Technology Managers and Accounting Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $80K and approximately $60K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of $38K.


Atlanta, Ga. is filled with KSU grads. KSU grads also flock to Dalton, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $63K). Home to the lowest median salary for KSU alumni is Marietta, Ga., a popular place for former students despite its $37K average paycheck. Nearby Alpharetta, Ga. is also a top pick for KSU grads, as is Kennesaw, Ga.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Studies earns KSU students the most money after college (an average approximately $97K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) — their annual income amounts to around $35K on average.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Owls — they earn 35 percent more than their fellow graduates. KSU alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with approximately one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though approximately half of the respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. Kennesaw State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to KSU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to KSU include the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

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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


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$31,469 - $62,154
$36,928 - $90,113
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Cobb County
$34,728 - $73,737
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