Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH Alumni Average Salary

Bowling Green State University is a university based in Bowling Green, Ohio that is home to around 14,000 undergraduates. Though this small-town school draws in quite a few sports fans, the majority of students find work in neighboring cities like Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio after graduating. This summary is derived from information given by BGSU grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Graphic Designer$35,166  
Web Developer$50,518  
Director of Operations$81,778  
Software Developer$62,000  
Financial Analyst$54,045  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)$66,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Sep 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,182

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220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Bowling Green State University


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of BGSU are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the retail industry, and IT consulting. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from BGSU amounts to about $52K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $46K where the average male graduate hauls home $67K.


Many BGSU grads flock to Toledo, Ohio. The top-paying city popular with BGSU alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $87K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with BGSU alumni is Cleveland, Ohio, which offers a median salary of around $39K. Nearby Columbus, Ohio is also a top pick for BGSU grads, as is Cincinnati, Ohio.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $170K per year, former Falcons who have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — their annual income amounts to $43K on average.


Knowledge of Internal Audit seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 88 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $98K). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among BGSU alumni, with approximately one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly less than half of the survey participants get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alums, and most respondents report health coverage. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Bowling Green State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $52K for Wright State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to BGSU grads. Cleveland State University, the University of Akron Main Campus, and Ball State University are also similar to BGSU.

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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1350 1730
ACT Scores 19 24

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
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$41,667 - $108,090
$36,940 - $41,116

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