Average Salary for Kennesaw State University Alumni

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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Overall College ROI Rank

622
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

239
out of 408
 

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 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$47,000  
   
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$37,748  
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
$59,994  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$80,000  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
$111,827  
Case Manager
3 salaries
$39,305  
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
$43,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/

22,621

State School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Former KSU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and clinical care. Among KSU grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Former KSU graduates bring in $52K on average.

Jobs

KSU grads who become Information Technology Project Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $112K annually. However, Information Technology Managers and Accounting Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $80K and approximately $60K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of $38K.

Locations

Atlanta, Ga. is filled with KSU grads. KSU grads also flock to Dalton, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $63K). Home to the lowest median salary for KSU alumni is Marietta, Ga., a popular place for former students despite its $37K average paycheck. Nearby Alpharetta, Ga. is also a top pick for KSU grads, as is Kennesaw, Ga.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Studies earns KSU students the most money after college (an average approximately $97K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) — their annual income amounts to around $35K 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 alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with approximately one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though approximately half of the respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. 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

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to KSU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to KSU include the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

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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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$31,469 - $62,154
Salary
$36,928 - $90,113
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
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