Average Salary for Alabama State University (ASU) Alumni

Founded in Montgomery, Ala., Alabama State University is an institution of higher learning for around 5,000 students. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Hornets!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Alabama State University (ASU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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About This School

915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-0271

Alabama State University



State School, For Sports Fans

25 %

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ASU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include IT services, the technical support services industry, and the health care industry. Public K-12 education registers as the most common industry among alumni. For ASU alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Former ASU graduates tend to bring in around $43K.


Account Managers win the contest for best-paid ASU alumni, typically making $46K every year.


ASU alumni seldom move away from Montgomery after college; in fact, nearly one in six former students find lasting work in the city they adore. Another city that attracts a wealth of ASU grads is Chicago; given its high compensation ($69K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among ASU grads is Birmingham (median compensation is $27K). Other cities of interest include Atlanta and Houston.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Finance earns ASU students the most money after college ($64K per year). Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of approximately $38K.


Many ASU grads have knowledge of Customer Service, with one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. For former Hornets, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is nearly double other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A fair portion of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of respondents receive dental plans, too. Alumni of Alabama State University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

University of West Alabama grads bring in salaries of around about $46K, making them the most similar to ASU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to ASU include Auburn University at Montgomery, Columbus State University, and Troy University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
750 960
ACT Scores 15 19

Key Stats for Alabama State University (ASU)


56 %
44 %
$23,489 - $71,375
$27,812 - $61,042
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.

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