Average Salary for Shawnee State University Alumni

Shawnee State University, a school in Portsmouth, Ohio, has roughly 4,000 undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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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 the health care industry, clinical care, and the plastics manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Shawnee State University alumni wind up in the health care services industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the insurance agency or brokerage industry, which attracts less than five percent of Shawnee State University alumni. Shawnee State University graduates see an average starting salary of $47K.


Male graduates of Shawnee State University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $58K versus approximately $46K for women.


Former Shawnee State University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Health Physics Technicians, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $72K on average) among this alumni group.


Close to a fourth of Shawnee State University grads stay in Portsmouth, Ohio, even though it offers the lowest median pay ($38K). Shawnee State University grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Atlanta, Ga. — pay averages to around $76K. Other common destinations for Shawnee State University grads include close-by Columbus, Ohio and West Union, Ohio.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Shawnee State University alumni are those with an Associate's Degree — they earn close to $52K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Arts (VA) — their annual income amounts to $41K on average.


Less than ten percent of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of People Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 76 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($83K). Demonstrated ability in Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-eighth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of grads, and a fair number of alums sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Shawnee State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts pick up average paychecks of around $47K, which is closest to the amount made by Shawnee State University grads among similar schools. 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.

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Key Stats for Shawnee State University


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$27,065 - $54,095
$37,095 - $76,057

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$34,435 - $46,238
$40,000 - $60,500

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