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Average Salary for Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Founded in Savannah, Ga., Savannah State University is an institution of higher learning for around 4,000 students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
1298
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
414
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
438
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$36,200
Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Case Manager
3 salaries
$26,451  
   
Operations Supervisor
2 salaries
$41,905  
Office Administrator
2 salaries
$30,000  
Medical Social Worker
2 salaries
$44,500  
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
$60,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Savannah State University (SSU) Details

Address:

3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404-5310

Students Enrolled:

4,413

Categories:

State Schools, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

32 %

% STEM:

33 %

% Stay In State:

70 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

78 %
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Industry

Graduates of Savannah State are found working in a number of different fields including the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, the banking industry, and the public health department industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Savannah State alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Starting salaries of $43K are common among Savannah State grads.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $36K on average compared to approximately $60K for male graduates.

Jobs

Among Savannah State alumni, those working as Accounting Managers report the highest median pay of $61K, followed by Medical Social Workers (around $45K), and Operations Supervisors ($42K). Case Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of about $26K in this job.

Locations

Upon earning their degree, many Savannah State grads prefer to remain in Savannah; in fact, approximately one in three grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. Savannah State grads also flock to Charlotte, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $62K). Houston 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 about $32K. Other cities of interest among Savannah State alumni include nearby Atlanta and Jacksonville.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) will compensate Savannah State grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in approximately $76K per year. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) are the lowest of the pack, earning $31K.

Skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Word seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 51 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($66K). Many former Savannah State students are familiar with Case Management, and nearly one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly more than half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of former students, and a fair portion of alums sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Savannah State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Lander University grads (who make an average of around $42K) earn salaries most similar to Savannah State alumni. Other schools similar to Savannah State include Kentucky State University, SUNY at Purchase College, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1180 1390
ACT Scores 16 19

Key Stats

Gender

Female

59 %

female alumni

Male

41 %

male alumni
Salary
$26,000 - $50,868
Salary
$45,915 - $69,634

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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