Average Salary for Columbia Southern University Alumni

Columbia Southern University, a school in Orange Beach, Ala., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. The figures in this rundown were provided by Columbia Southern University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Safety Manager
24 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
21 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
16 salaries
Safety Coordinator
7 salaries
Safety Director
7 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263

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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


Private School, For Profit

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Former Columbia Southern University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the aerospace and defense industry, the military or armed forces industry, and the construction industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, Columbia Southern University students earn an average of approximately $61K.


Safety Directors win the contest for best-paid Columbia Southern University alumni, making $86K on average every year, though Environmental Health & Safety Managers (around $73K), and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists ($68K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Safety Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of $55K.


A large number of students head to Houston, Texas after college. The top-paying city popular with Columbia Southern University alumni is Las Vegas, Nev., which offers a median salary of about $95K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Columbia Southern University alumni is Fayetteville, N.C., where earnings average $56K. Other popular cities include Atlanta, Ga. and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate Columbia Southern University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $99K on average per year. A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sports Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $39K.


Columbia Southern University grads with Environmental Compliance experience garner salaries that are 18 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in OSHA Compliance is common among Columbia Southern University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, just under a third of former students report doing so. Other top skills 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. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of alums as well. A strong majority of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. 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.

Key Stats for Columbia Southern University


35 %
65 %
$35,947 - $69,614
$41,205 - $82,278
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 72 votes.
$36,686 - $96,650
$43,288 - $79,327
$58,958 - $120,000
$63,187 - $84,746
$56,332 - $90,000
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