Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 23,000 people attend Kent State University at Kent, a institution based in Kent, Ohio. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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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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Graduates of Kent work in a variety of sectors including the architectural services industry, the retail industry, and the health care industry. The majority of Kent alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Kent is approximately $52K.


The Kent alumni who make the most are Marketing Directors; they report a median pay of about $84K. Marketing Managers and Architecture Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $71K and $60K, respectively. Marketing Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $35K.


Cleveland, Ohio is a hot spot for Kent alum. Columbus, Ohio is another hot spot for Kent grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $60K). Pittsburgh, Pa. is a popular spot for former Kent students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $49K. Neighboring Akron, Ohio is another common pick among Kent grads, along with Kent, 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 around $82K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.


Kent alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with one in ten grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Golden Flashes with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 13 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management.

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. For this school, most respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alums report contributing to a 401(k). 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

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

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SAT Scores 1390 1700
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)


52 %
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$32,157 - $65,830
$34,643 - $82,299
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
$34,650 - $73,727
$32,490 - $68,970
$38,974 - $81,313
$28,234 - $62,604
$33,402 - $81,313

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