Average Salary for Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Savannah State University, a school in Savannah, Ga., has roughly 5,000 undergrads. The data for this synopsis comes from former Savannah State students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Savannah State University (SSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Case Manager
2 salaries
Medical Social Worker
2 salaries
Office Administrator
2 salaries
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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About This School

3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404-5310


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Savannah State alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, higher education, and the oil and gas, wholesale industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Savannah State alumni wind up in the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry. Savannah State students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Median pay for those who graduated from Savannah State amounts to around $41K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is about $60K, but the median for the latter is only $35K.


Former Savannah State students with an interest in making money consider becoming Accounting Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $61K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Medical Social Workers ($45K) and Office Administrators (approximately $30K). Sliding in near the bottom are Case Managers, who report earnings of $26K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Savannah State alumni (over a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Savannah. Another city that attracts a wealth of Savannah State grads is Jacksonville, Fla.; given its high compensation ($55K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. 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. Savannah State alumni express interest in nearby Atlanta, Ga. and Houston, Texas as well.

Degree Major

Former Tigers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) and earn a median salary of around $57K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $29K.


One-eighth of grads report using Case Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Tigers who have experience with Microsoft Word can expect to make 60 percent more than other alumni ($66K on average). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly less than half of the survey participants get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Most survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. Most former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Savannah State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Lander University graduates, who earn $42K on average, make a similar amount to Savannah State grads. Other schools similar to Savannah State include Kentucky State University, SUNY at Purchase College, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Savannah State University (SSU)


61 %
39 %
$26,264 - $40,695
$44,295 - $66,450
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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