Average Salary for Columbia Southern University Alumni

Columbia Southern University is a university based in Orange Beach, Ala. that is home to around 15,000 undergraduates. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Safety Manager
22 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
18 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
14 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
7 salaries
Safety Coordinator
7 salaries
Safety Director
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


Private School, For Profit

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Columbia Southern University alumni can most commonly be found in the aerospace and defense industry, the construction industry, and the chemical manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Columbia Southern University is $61K.


Among Columbia Southern University graduates, the biggest earners are Safety Directors, who haul in about $103K on average. Next on the list are Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, bringing in $73K and $71K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Safety Coordinators, who report earnings of $55K.


Home to a large number of Columbia Southern University alums, Atlanta, Ga. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Las Vegas, Nev. is also a common destination for Columbia Southern University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $95K. Jacksonville, Fla. is a popular spot for former Columbia Southern University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at approximately $54K. Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Columbia Southern University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD), Business Administration and earn a median salary of $103K per year. A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sports Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($37K).


Knowledge of Environmental Compliance seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 17 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $71K). Columbia Southern University grads are usually competent in OSHA Compliance, and just under a third of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A fair number of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. Columbia Southern University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Columbia Southern University include the University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus, the University of Phoenix-Central Florida Campus, and the University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus.

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Key Stats for Columbia Southern University


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64 %
$36,871 - $68,818
$40,970 - $81,869
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 57 votes.
$38,800 - $82,675
$53,981 - $77,567
$58,326 - $111,910
$63,187 - $84,746

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