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Average Salary for Kent State University (KSU) Alumni

Around 23,000 people attend Kent State University at Kent, a institution based in Kent, Ohio. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

868
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

328
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

328
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$39,500
Kent State University (KSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Marketing Coordinator
10 salaries
$33,500  
   
Design Architect
9 salaries
$48,031  
Graphic Designer
9 salaries
$35,669  
Interior Designer
8 salaries
$37,500  
Project Manager, Architecture
7 salaries
$59,780  
Marketing Manager
7 salaries
$71,439  
Marketing Director
7 salaries
$84,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720

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About This School

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Kent State University at Kent, Kent State University

22,968

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

52 %

9 %

71 %

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Industry

Graduates of Kent work in a variety of sectors including the architectural services industry, the education industry, and the health care industry. A large chunk of former Kent students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of Kent is $51K.

Jobs

In the Kent alumni professional community, Marketing Directors make the highest median pay ($84K), though Marketing Managers (approximately $68K), and Architecture Project Managers (about $60K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Marketing Coordinators — they bring in around $33K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Kent students is Cleveland, Ohio. New York, N.Y. is also a common destination for Kent grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $60K. On the other hand, Kent alumni who end up in Canton, Ohio receive the lowest median salary of $48K. Graduates of Kent also relocate to Akron, Ohio, which is not far away, and Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $90K per year, former Golden Flashes who have a Doctorate (PhD) are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $30K per year.

Skills

Kent grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 36 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $69K). Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

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-fourth of alumni for sick time. A large number of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Kent State University at Kent graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Wisconsin pick up average paychecks of $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Kent grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Kent include the University of Toledo, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1390 1700
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$31,500 - $65,687
Salary
$34,522 - $81,622
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
$34,254 - $72,188
$32,906 - $67,206
$30,756 - $80,000
$30,057 - $68,163
$34,392 - $80,473

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