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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

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Kennesaw State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Administrative Assistant
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Staff Accountant
7 salaries
High School Teacher
6 salaries
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Marketing Director
6 salaries
Office Manager
5 salaries
Case Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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Kennesaw State University Details

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


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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.


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.


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.


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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
990 1160
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats

59 %
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$30,710 - $62,260
$36,671 - $82,658
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Cobb County
$34,164 - $72,366
$29,869 - $48,823
$38,322 - $78,598
$29,245 - $58,462
$37,788 - $63,530

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