Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Kent State University at Kent, a school in Kent, Ohio, has roughly 23,000 undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Marketing Manager
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Office Manager
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Purchasing Manager
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Account Executive
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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
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Executive Administrative Assistant
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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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The software development industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the commercial construction industry are just a few of the areas in which Kent grads find work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Kent is $50K.


In the Kent alumni professional community, Purchasing Managers make the highest median pay ($98K), though Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (about $87K), and Account Executives (around $70K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Executive Administrative Assistants report making approximately $40K.


Home to a large number of Kent alums, Cleveland, Ohio is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Kent alumni is Columbus, Ohio, which offers a median salary of $97K. Home to the lowest median salary for Kent alumni is Stow, Ohio, a popular place for former students despite its $32K average paycheck. Close-by Akron, Ohio and Canton, Ohio are also desirable cities among Kent alumni.

Degree Major

Kent students with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) can expect to make the most money (approximately $100K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $47K per year.


Many Kent grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with close to a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Golden Flashes with Strategic Sales abilities can expect to make 41 percent more than their former classmates (around $71K). Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and the larger part of alums also receive dental coverage. Most alums report contributing to a 401(k). Kent State University at Kent alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Wisconsin grads bring in salaries of around $54K, making them the most similar to Kent alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Toledo, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to Kent.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)


51 %
49 %
$32,033 - $71,885
$36,933 - $87,357

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$37,095 - $72,920
$41,271 - $88,764
$59,125 - $103,568

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