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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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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

Typical Early Career Salary

$36,200
Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Case Manager
3 salaries
$26,451  
   
Operations Supervisor
2 salaries
$41,905  
Medical Social Worker
2 salaries
$44,500  
Office Administrator
2 salaries
$30,000  
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
$60,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Savannah State University (SSU) Details

3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404-5310

4,413

State Schools, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

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33 %

70 %

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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. For Savannah State alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Those with an education from Savannah State earn an average of approximately $43K.

Gender

Male graduates of Savannah State out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $59K versus about $36K for women.

Jobs

Savannah State grads who become Accounting Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $61K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Medical Social Workers and Operations Supervisors; their salaries approach $45K and $42K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Case Managers, making an average of $26K.

Locations

Savannah State alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and nearly one-third of grads find stable employment in Savannah. Savannah State grads also flock to Charlotte, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is around $62K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Savannah State alumni is Houston, which offers median salaries of $32K. Other cities of interest among Savannah State alumni include nearby Atlanta and Jacksonville.

Degree Major

Savannah State grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $76K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $31K.

Skills

Savannah State grads are usually competent in Case Management, and around one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For former Tigers, proficiency in Microsoft Word warrants a paycheck that is 53 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly more than half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. A strong majority of alums receive health insurance, and most graduates get dental coverage. A solid majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Savannah State University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Kentucky State University grads is $43K, making their salaries most similar to those of Savannah State grads. Other schools similar to Savannah State include SUNY at Purchase College, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Castleton State College.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$25,913 - $47,250
Salary
$45,668 - $67,305
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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