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Average Salary for Birmingham Southern College Alumni

Birmingham Southern College, a United Methodist school in Birmingham, Ala., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. Situated in the heart of Birmingham, Birmingham Southern College offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Birmingham Southern College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Birmingham Southern College Details

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254


Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Graduates of BSC are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the public accounting industry, and the software development industry. The most popular field is the banking industry. The least popular industry for BSC graduates is the food service industry — less than five percent of this demographic are employed in this field. BSC graduates see an estimated starting salary of $52K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $49K on average compared to $60K for male graduates.


Among BSC graduates, the biggest earners are Human Resources Directors, who haul in $88K on average. Next on the list are Underwriters, bringing in close to around $56K. Executive Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $42K in this job.


BSC alumni typically remain in Birmingham, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and about two in five grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. In addition, former BSC students often head to Huntsville after graduating, where typical salaries come to about $115K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with BSC alumni is Nashville, which offers median salaries of $48K. Other cities of interest include Atlanta and Montgomery.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting earns BSC students the most money after college (about $84K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Economics fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $38K.


Knowledge of Employee Relations seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 71 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $88K). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among BSC alumni, with slightly less than one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just over two-fifths of respondents report receiving the former, whereas just a majority of respondents report receiving the latter. Most respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. For this school, most alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Birmingham Southern College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Spelman College graduates, who earn $50K on average, make a similar amount to BSC grads. Other schools similar to BSC include Talladega College, Judson College, and Morehouse College.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1500 1800
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats

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$30,639 - $62,858
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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