Average Salary for Shawnee State University Alumni

Shawnee State University, a school in Portsmouth, Ohio, has roughly 4,000 undergrads. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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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: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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About This School

940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662


State School

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Graduates of Shawnee State University go into clinical care, the health care industry, and the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Shawnee State University students are employed in the health care services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from Shawnee State University earn an average of $47K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $46K where the average male graduate hauls home about $56K.


The most lucrative professionals among Shawnee State University alumni are Health Physics Technicians; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $61K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at $57K are Process Engineers. Banking Branch Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $46K in this job.


More often than not, Shawnee State University grads continue living in Portsmouth, Ohio (somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale (around $38K). For those seeking more money, Atlanta, Ga. is a popular destination for former Shawnee State University students; median pay is about $76K. In addition, Shawnee State University grads flock to neighboring Columbus, Ohio as well as Piketon, Ohio.

Degree Major

Shawnee State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold an Associate's Degree and earn a median salary of $52K per year. A B.A. in Social Science is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $21K.


Shawnee State University grads with People Management experience garner salaries that are 76 percent more than other grads' salaries. Less than ten percent of grads report using Orthopedics as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Rehabilitation, Acute Care, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-seventh of alumni, respectively). Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alums, and a large number of survey participants report health coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most graduates contribute to a 401(k). Graduates of Shawnee State University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts graduates, who earn approximately $47K on average, make a similar amount to Shawnee State University grads. Other schools similar to Shawnee State University include the Virginia Military Institute, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, and the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Key Stats for Shawnee State University


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$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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