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Average Salary for Shawnee State University Alumni

Portsmouth is home to Shawnee State University. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Shawnee State University students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Shawnee State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Health Physics Technician
3 salaries
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
Process Engineer
2 salaries
Branch Manager, Banking
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Shawnee State University Details

940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Graduates of Shawnee State University go into clinical care, the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, and the health care services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the health care industry. The least popular industry for former Shawnee State University students is the retail industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Shawnee State University is $49K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $45K per year compared to men, who earn $59K.


Shawnee State University grads who become Manufacturing Engineering Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in approximately $77K annually. However, Health Physics Technicians and Process Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $61K and $57K, respectively). Banking Branch Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $46K.


For reasons other than money, Shawnee State University grads are most commonly found still living in Portsmouth, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (around $38K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Shawnee State University alumni is Atlanta, which offers median salaries of $76K. Cincinnati is also a common pick among Shawnee State University grads, along with Piketon.

Degree Major

Shawnee State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) and earn $84K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Social Science tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making about $21K per year.


Acute Care is a popular skill among Shawnee State University alumni, with less than ten percent of workers reporting using it on the job. For Shawnee State University grads, proficiency in Network Management / Administration warrants a paycheck that is 71 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. A strong majority of graduates receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. The greater part of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Shawnee State University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grads (who make an average of approximately $48K) earn salaries most similar to Shawnee State University alumni. Other schools similar to Shawnee State University include Virginia Military Institute, The University of Virginia's College at Wise, and the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Test Scores

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Key Stats

53 %
47 %
$27,574 - $54,027
$36,492 - $76,056
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
$41,116 - $71,201
$54,900 - $73,000
$34,435 - $46,238

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