Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni Average Salary

Savannah State University is a university based in Savannah, Ga. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404-5310


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The crisis intervention service industry, the public health department industry, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which Savannah State grads find work. The majority of Savannah State alumni wind up in the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Savannah State alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Median pay for those who graduated from Savannah State amounts to around $42K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $34K where the average male graduate hauls home about $56K.


Savannah State grads who become Accounting Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $61K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Office Administrators — their salaries approach $30K. Sliding in near the bottom are Case Managers, who report earnings of $26K.


Savannah State alumni like Savannah so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with more than two-fifths of grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with Savannah State alumni is Jacksonville, Fla., which offers a median salary of approximately $55K. Columbia, S.C. is a popular spot for former Savannah State students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $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 $57K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) (about $29K on average annually).


Nearly one in six Savannah State grads wind up using Case Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Tigers, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 54 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the respondents are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most graduates, and a fair number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alums contribute to a 401(k). 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 around $42K 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)


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$26,553 - $49,132
$38,120 - $64,453
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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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