The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Columbia Southern University is around $62K.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $70K per year compared to females' approximately $55K.
Columbia Southern University grads who become Environmental Health & Safety Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $98K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Health and Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Managers; their salaries approach $78K and $73K, respectively. Safety Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $51K in this job.
Columbia Southern University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and earn a median salary of $73K per year. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $50K per year.
Columbia Southern University grads who have experience with Program Management can expect to make 32 percent more than other alumni (about $82K on average). Close to a third of grads report using Safety Compliance as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Demonstrated ability in OSHA Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Training rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Close to half of the survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of respondents, and a strong majority of survey participants sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Columbia Southern University alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.
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.