Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Kent, Ohio, Kent State University at Kent, a school, has a student population of roughly 23,000. This summary is derived from information given by Kent grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

863rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$193,000

Annual ROI 

4.8%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$131,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

260th

Early Career Salary 

$47,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$52,700

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Kent State University (KSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$22K$44K$66K
Marketing Manager
22 salaries
$51,220  
   
Graphic Designer
22 salaries
$43,249  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
15 salaries
$49,579  
Project Manager, Architecture
14 salaries
$63,143  
Interior Designer
13 salaries
$39,182  
Intern Architect
13 salaries
$40,000  
Account Manager
10 salaries
$42,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,612
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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

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Industry

Kent alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the retail industry, the education industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The majority of Kent alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. The average salary for a grad from Kent is about $51K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Kent alumni are earned by Account Executives — these former students make a median salary of $63K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Architecture Project Managers (approximately $62K) and Marketing Managers ($53K). Account Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $32K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Kent alums, Cleveland, Ohio is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Kent alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $62K. Kent alumni in Stow, Ohio can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $47K. In addition, Kent grads flock to neighboring Akron, Ohio as well as Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

Former Golden Flashes who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and earn a median salary of $89K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $36K.

Skills

One in ten grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. People Management commands a pay premium of 37 percent for former Golden Flashes. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of grads, and a large number of alums report health coverage. Most alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Kent State University at Kent grads are also lucky enough to receive 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 about $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Kent grads among similar schools. 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)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$32,241 - $64,739
Salary
$36,089 - $79,495
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
$34,991 - $74,593
$35,564 - $67,793
$42,992 - $89,420
$27,584 - $61,042
$47,932 - $85,000

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