Average Salary for Shawnee State University Alumni

Students of Shawnee State University call Portsmouth home for four years. The data for this snapshot was collected from Shawnee State University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Shawnee State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Health Physics Technician
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
Process Engineer
2 salaries
Branch Manager, Banking
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
United States (change)

About This School

940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662


State School

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Graduates of Shawnee State University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, and the health care services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of Shawnee State University alumni wind up in clinical care. The retail industry is not a popular industry for Shawnee State University grads, and less than five percent of them wind up in the field. Those with an education from Shawnee State University earn an average of $49K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $45K on average compared to $59K for male graduates.


The Shawnee State University alumni who make the most are Manufacturing Engineering Managers; they report a median pay of $77K. Health Physics Technicians and Process Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $61K and about $57K. Banking Branch Managers pick up approximately $46K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at about $38K), just under one in four Shawnee State University students still call Portsmouth their home after graduation. However, Shawnee State University grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Atlanta — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $76K. Other common destinations include Cincinnati and Piketon.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Shawnee State University alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) — they earn close to approximately $84K per year. A B.A. in Social Science commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $21K.


Shawnee State University grads with Network Management / Administration experience garner salaries that are 71 percent more than other grads' salaries. Shawnee State University alumni are often well versed in Acute Care, with less than ten percent of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Orthopedics, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of survey participants, and most former students sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Shawnee State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of Western State College of Colorado pick up average paychecks of $49K, which is closest to the amount made by Shawnee State University grads among similar schools. 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


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
$41,116 - $71,201
$54,900 - $73,000
$34,435 - $46,238

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