Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Columbia Southern University is a university based in Orange Beach, Ala. that is home to around 15,000 undergraduates. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Columbia Southern University grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
69 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
50 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
40 salaries
Safety Coordinator
27 salaries
Safety Director
26 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
20 salaries
Health and Safety Manager
18 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


Private School, For Profit

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The health care services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which Columbia Southern University grads find work. Among Columbia Southern University grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $60K are the median among Columbia Southern University grads.


The Columbia Southern University alumni who make the most are Health and Safety Managers; they report a median pay of $81K. Construction Safety Managers and Safety Managers draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $77K and about $66K, respectively. Safety Coordinators pick up $55K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hot spot for Columbia Southern University alum. It is no surprise that Houston, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Columbia Southern University students. On the other end, Columbia Southern University grads flock to Birmingham, Ala., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $51K. Cincinnati, Ohio is also a top pick, as is Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Columbia Southern University students with a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to make the most money ($96K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree, Occupational Health and Safety fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $41K.


Columbia Southern University grads with Risk Management / Risk Control abilities can expect to make 38 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $83K). Nearly one-third of grads report using Safety Compliance as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Experience with OSHA Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. To plan for old age, a fair number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to Columbia Southern University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, 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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