Average Salary for Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Nestled away in Savannah, Ga., Savannah State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. This report is based on the answers of Savannah State graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

1220
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

407
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

438
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$36,200
Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Case Manager
2 salaries
$26,000  
   
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
$60,500  
Office Administrator
2 salaries
$30,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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About This School

3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404-5310

4,602

State School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Professionally, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, the public health department industry, and the crisis intervention service industry are popular business areas among Savannah State alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Savannah State alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. The average starting salary for a graduate of Savannah State is $43K.

Gender

In the Savannah State alumni community, men make a median salary of around $58K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $34K.

Jobs

Accounting Managers win the contest for best-paid Savannah State alumni, making $61K on average every year, though Office Administrators ($30K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Case Managers report making $26K.

Locations

Savannah State students enjoy their time in Savannah, and nearly two in five students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Savannah State grads also flock to Jacksonville, Fla., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $55K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Savannah State alumni is Columbia, S.C., which offers a median salary of $32K.

Degree Major

Savannah State grads who hold a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $57K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) — their annual income amounts to $29K on average.

Skills

Savannah State grads are usually competent in Case Management, and nearly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Microsoft Word seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 54 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $66K). In addition, those who are savvy in Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; roughly half of the former students get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Savannah State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

Lander University grads report the most similar salaries to Savannah State alums, earning about $43K on average. Kentucky State University, SUNY at Purchase College, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are also similar to Savannah State.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1140 1370
ACT Scores 16 19

Key Stats for Savannah State University (SSU)

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$26,665 - $47,250
Salary
$48,153 - $65,547
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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