Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Kennesaw State University, a school in Kennesaw, Ga., has roughly 23,000 undergrads. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Kennesaw State University Median Salary by Job


Staff Accountant
26 profiles

Software Engineer
23 profiles

16 profiles

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Data Analyst
13 profiles

Operations Manager
13 profiles

Marketing Coordinator
12 profiles

Office Manager
12 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,130
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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of KSU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the banking industry, and the risk management industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is IT services. Those with a degree from KSU make an average of $53K.


Male graduates of KSU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $64K versus $52K for women.


Many KSU students are Alpharetta, Ga.-bound following college. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common destination for KSU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $86K. Many former Owls can't resist staying in Kennesaw after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($48K).

Degree Major

KSU grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $120K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $34K per year.


Former Owls with Project Management abilities can expect to make 140 percent more than their former classmates ($126K). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among KSU alumni, with just under a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

Only one in four survey participants for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in ten former students get paid sick time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. Other benefits awarded to Kennesaw State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

University of West Georgia grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to KSU alumni in terms of earnings. Jacksonville State University, North Georgia College & State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are also similar to KSU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1740
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


53 %
47 %
$31,284 - $72,726
$40,454 - $94,615

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$37,248 - $94,615
$34,550 - $52,381

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