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Average Salary for Columbia Southern University Alumni

Columbia Southern University is a university based in Orange Beach. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Columbia Southern University grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Safety Manager
25 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
23 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
18 salaries
Safety Director
8 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
8 salaries
Safety Coordinator
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292

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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the construction industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the military or armed forces industry. Among Columbia Southern University grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from Columbia Southern University tend to make $62K.


Columbia Southern University grads who become Safety Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making approximately $95K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Safety Managers; their salaries approach around $73K and about $68K, respectively. Safety Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $52K.


Houston is a hub for Columbia Southern University graduates — a large number call this city home. Dallas is also a common destination for Columbia Southern University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $79K. Salt Lake City 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 $59K. Atlanta and San Antonio also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $100K per year, Columbia Southern University grads who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sports Management — their annual income amounts to $39K on average.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Columbia Southern University grads — they earn 22 percent more than their fellow graduates. OSHA Compliance is a common skill among Columbia Southern University alumni — approximately one in three grads mention using it at work. Demonstrated ability in Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to most former students, and a fair portion of respondents report health coverage. Most alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Columbia Southern University grads are also lucky enough to receive 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.

Key Stats for Columbia Southern University


33 %
67 %
$36,435 - $69,076
$41,955 - $84,306
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 114 votes.
$38,284 - $103,913
$42,085 - $78,044
$26,505 - $111,910
$40,268 - $84,746
$53,962 - $89,243
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