Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Kent State University at Kent is a university based in Kent, Ohio that is home to around 23,000 undergraduates. The data for this snapshot was collected from Kent graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Graphic Designer
26 salaries
Marketing Manager
21 salaries
Interior Designer
16 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
13 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
12 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,662

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About This School

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

Kent State University at Kent, Kent State University


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Kent alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the nursing home industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Kent graduates see an average starting salary of $51K.


The Kent alumni who make the most are Purchasing Managers; they report a median pay of around $98K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and Account Executives draw in a fair amount as well — $87K and about $70K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Executive Administrative Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $40K.


Cleveland, Ohio is filled with Kent grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Kent students living and working in Columbus, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $91K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Kent alumni is Canton, Ohio, where earnings average $45K. Kent alumni express interest in nearby Akron, Ohio and Chicago, Ill. as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Kent alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — they earn close to $100K on average per year. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $46K.


Former Golden Flashes with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Kent grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, most grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of alums pick up dental plans, too. Alumni of Kent State University at Kent also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Wisconsin grads report the most similar salaries to Kent alums, earning around $54K on average. The University of Toledo, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to Kent.

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Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)


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$36,000 - $70,000
$38,579 - $87,300
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$36,766 - $73,456
$59,000 - $100,796
$42,000 - $88,093

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