Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Kennesaw State University is a university based in Kennesaw, Ga. that is home to around 23,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by KSU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180

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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


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KSU alumni can most commonly be found in IT services, the software development industry, and the business consulting industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among KSU grads, the banking industry is a commonly chosen career field. KSU graduates see an average starting salary of $53K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $70K per year, but the second group takes home only $53K.


Kennesaw, Ga. is a hub for KSU graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $86K), is another of the most popular spots for former KSU students. On the far end of the pay scale, KSU alumni often reside in Alpharetta, Ga., which is home to the lowest pay at about $49K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid KSU alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to around $120K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $34K.


Knowledge of Leadership seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 126 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $120K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among KSU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in four former students report doing so. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-seventh of alumni, respectively). A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a large number of graduates accept dental insurance. Kennesaw State University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Jacksonville State University pick up average paychecks of $53K, 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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Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


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$31,689 - $67,000
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$35,895 - $97,288
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