Average Salary for Birmingham Southern College Alumni

Nestled away in Birmingham, Ala., Birmingham Southern College, an United Methodist school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. The figures in this rundown were provided by BSC alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Birmingham Southern College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Years Experience
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1-4 years
10 salaries
5-9 years
6 salaries
10-19 years
9 salaries
20 years or more
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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About This School

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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The financial services industry, the public accounting industry, and the food service industry are just a few of the areas in which BSC grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the banking industry. BSC graduates in the food service industry are hard pressed to find, with one in twenty former students taking up work in this field. The average starting salary for a graduate of BSC is approximately $55K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $60K after graduating from BSC, the average woman earns only around $45K.


When it comes to compensation, Birmingham, Ala. brings up the rear (median pay is about $49K); however, roughly one-half of BSC alumni still choose not to leave this city. However, BSC grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Huntsville, Ala. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $115K.

Degree Major

Birmingham Southern College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and earn a median salary of $84K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $60K.


Slightly less than one-fifth of BSC grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Birmingham Southern College grads with Strategic Planning abilities can expect to make more than double their former classmates ($115K). Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Both vacation time and sick leave are paid out for the larger part of grads. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of respondents, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Birmingham Southern College grads also enjoy benefits like tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $55K for Oglethorpe University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to BSC grads. Other schools similar to BSC include Talladega College, Judson College, and Morehouse College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1040 1270
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Birmingham Southern College


47 %
53 %
$26,553 - $73,698
$33,615 - $82,738
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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