Professionally, the health care industry, the software development industry, and the travel and hospitality services industry are popular business areas among GS alumni. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with an education from GS earn an average of approximately $58K.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $51K per year compared to men, who earn $63K.
Many GS grads end up living in Savannah, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Atlanta, Ga. is another hot spot for GS grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $63K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with GS alumni is Lawrenceville, Ga., which offers a median salary of $29K.
GS students with a Master of Science (MS) can expect to make the most money (about $103K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to around $40K on average.
Former Eagles with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former GS students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and a little less than a fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
As for time away from work, approximately half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, but only two-fifths of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a fair number of graduates accept dental insurance. Georgia Southern University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Alumni of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University pick up average paychecks of $56K, which is closest to the amount made by GS grads among similar schools. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of West Florida, and North Carolina A & T State University are also similar to GS.