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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Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
Office Manager
3 salaries
Case Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Director
2 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
Senior Tax Accountant
2 salaries
Financial Planner
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


State School, For Sports Fans

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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.


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.


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.


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


59 %
41 %
$31,695 - $62,228
$37,189 - $90,113
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 56 votes.
Cobb County
$35,097 - $74,207
$29,979 - $49,132
$36,525 - $72,000
$30,913 - $61,463
$44,219 - $64,781

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