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Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

Located in Kennesaw, Ga., roughly 23,000 students call Kennesaw State University home for four years. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale 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
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Typical Early Career Salary
$40,900
Kennesaw State University Alumni
Median Salary by Job
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Administrative Assistant
9 salaries
$36,810  
   
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
$45,978  
Accountant
7 salaries
$50,053  
High School Teacher
6 salaries
$48,750  
Marketing Director
6 salaries
$47,500  
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
5 salaries
$76,302  
Office Manager
5 salaries
$52,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 459
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Kennesaw State University Details

Address:

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

22,684

Categories:

State Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

42 %

% STEM:

11 %

% Stay In State:

86 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

40 %
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Industry

Graduates of KSU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the telecommunications industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with a degree from KSU tend to make around $51K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among KSU alumni are Office Managers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $52K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $50K and $49K are Accountants and High School Teachers. Executive Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $35K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former KSU students is Atlanta. KSU grads also flock to Dalton, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $57K). On the other end, KSU grads flock to Marietta, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of about $39K. In addition, KSU grads flock to neighboring Alpharetta as well as Kennesaw.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $112K per year, former Owls who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology — their annual income amounts to about $36K on average.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a common skill among KSU alumni — about a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Former Owls who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 38 percent more than other alumni (approximately $70K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. A solid majority of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most grads receive dental plans, too. A solid majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Kennesaw State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Western Carolina University grads (who make an average of around $51K) earn salaries most similar to KSU alumni. The University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University are also similar to KSU.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores* 990 1160
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats

Gender

Female

59 %

female alumni

Male

41 %

male alumni
Salary
$30,710 - $62,260
Salary
$36,671 - $82,658

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

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