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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Marketing Manager
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Graphic Designer
19 salaries
Interior Designer
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Human Resources (HR) Generalist
14 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
13 salaries
Intern Architect
12 salaries
Account Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,717
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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 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.


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.


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.


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)


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