Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Kent State University at Kent, a school in Kent, Ohio, has roughly 23,000 undergrads. The data for this snapshot was collected from Kent graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Kent State University (KSU) Alumni

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Graphic Designer
25 salaries
Marketing Manager
22 salaries
Interior Designer
18 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
12 salaries
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
12 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
11 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,683

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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 software development industry, the retail industry, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The majority of Kent alumni wind up in the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Kent is $50K.


Purchasing Managers win the contest for best-paid Kent alumni, making around $98K on average every year, though Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (approximately $87K), and Account Executives ($70K) are not far behind. Executive Administrative Assistants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $40K.


Cleveland, Ohio is a hub for Kent graduates — a large number call this city home. 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 $97K. On the far end of the pay scale, Kent alumni often reside in Stow, Ohio, which is home to the lowest pay at $32K. Other cities of interest among Kent alumni include nearby Akron, Ohio and Canton, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) leads to the highest pay for Kent grads ($100K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $46K on average per year.


Many former Kent students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and about one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Golden Flashes who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 49 percent more than other alumni (approximately $75K on average). Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Kent State University at Kent alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $54K for University of Wisconsin alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Kent grads. Other schools similar to Kent include the University of Toledo, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus.

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Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)


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$31,820 - $70,000
$37,277 - $85,530

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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