Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Kennesaw State University is a university based in Kennesaw, Ga. that is home to around 23,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Kennesaw State University Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,143

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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


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Graduates of KSU go into IT services, the software development industry, and the risk management industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former KSU students are employed in the banking industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of KSU earn about $52K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $70K per year compared to females' $52K.


Kennesaw, Ga. is a hub for KSU graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of approximately $86K, Atlanta, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among KSU grads. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with KSU alumni is Alpharetta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $49K.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) earns KSU students the most money after college (an average $120K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $34K per year.


Former Owls who have experience with Leadership can expect to make 129 percent more than other alumni ($120K on average). KSU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and roughly a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and SQL command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in eight survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of former students get dental coverage. A large number of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Kennesaw State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $52K for North Georgia College & State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to KSU grads. The University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are also similar to KSU.

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Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


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$31,549 - $70,750
$40,843 - $98,219

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
$35,895 - $97,288
$37,831 - $52,809

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