Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

Located in Kennesaw, Ga., roughly 23,000 students call Kennesaw State University home for four years. The data for this snapshot was collected from KSU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

630
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

219
out of 420
 

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Administrative Assistant
9 salaries
$36,810  
   
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
$49,147  
Accountant
6 salaries
$50,495  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
$71,500  
Case Manager
4 salaries
$40,000  
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
$39,000  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
$104,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
United States (change)

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

Graduates of KSU go into the software development industry, the financial services industry, and the telecommunications industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with an education from KSU earn an average of $51K.

Jobs

Former KSU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Accounting Managers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to approximately $61K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Office Managers ($52K) and Accountants (about $50K). Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $37K.

Locations

Atlanta is a hub for KSU graduates — a large number call this city home. Another city that attracts a wealth of KSU grads is Norcross; given its high compensation ($58K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other hand, KSU alumni who end up in Marietta receive the lowest median salaries of around $39K. In addition, KSU grads flock to neighboring Alpharetta as well as Kennesaw.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from KSU can rake in a whopping $103K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology — their annual income amounts to $36K on average.

Skills

Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Owls — they earn 35 percent more than their fellow graduates. KSU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and about one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of former students, and a fair portion of alumni sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. 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

Winthrop University graduates, who earn $51K on average, make a similar amount to KSU grads. 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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$30,617 - $63,459
Salary
$36,671 - $82,267
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
$33,795 - $74,275
$29,869 - $48,823
$38,322 - $78,598
$33,724 - $59,994
$37,248 - $64,757

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