Average Salary for Shawnee State University Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Shawnee State University, a institution based in Portsmouth, Ohio. This report is based on the answers of Shawnee State University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Shawnee State University Alumni

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Health Physics Technician
3 salaries
Process Engineer
2 salaries
Branch Manager, Banking
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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About This School

940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662


State School

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Shawnee State University alumni can most commonly be found in clinical care, the health care industry, and the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Shawnee State University students earn an average of $47K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $46K whereas the men's median is $56K.


Among Shawnee State University graduates, the biggest earners are Health Physics Technicians, who haul in approximately $61K on average. Next on the list are Process Engineers, bringing in close to $57K. Banking Branch Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $46K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $38K), just under a fourth of Shawnee State University students still call Portsmouth, Ohio their home after graduation. Shawnee State University grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Atlanta, Ga. — pay averages to approximately $76K. Other common destinations for Shawnee State University grads include close-by Columbus, Ohio and West Union, Ohio.

Degree Major

A graduate with an Associate's Degree from Shawnee State University can rake in a whopping average $52K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Social Science fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $21K.


Shawnee State University grads with People Management abilities can expect to make 76 percent more than their former classmates ($83K). Orthopedics is a popular skill among Shawnee State University alumni, with less than ten percent of grads reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Rehabilitation, Acute Care, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in seven survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Most alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of alumni have dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to Shawnee State University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grads (who make an average of $47K) earn salaries most similar to Shawnee State University alumni. The Virginia Military Institute, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, and the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg are also similar to Shawnee State University.

Key Stats for Shawnee State University


48 %
52 %
$27,065 - $54,095
$35,234 - $71,500
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 12 votes.
$34,435 - $46,238
$40,000 - $60,500

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