Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Columbia Southern University, a school in Orange Beach, Ala., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. The data for this synopsis comes from former Columbia Southern University students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
63 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
45 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
34 salaries
Safety Coordinator
25 salaries
Safety Director
23 salaries
Health and Safety Manager
17 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
15 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 824

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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 industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from Columbia Southern University make an average of around $61K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $57K whereas the men's median is about $70K.


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 approximately $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 wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $53K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety leads to the highest pay for Columbia Southern University grads ($73K on average per year). An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $50K.


Safety Compliance is a popular skill among Columbia Southern University alumni, with more than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. For Columbia Southern University grads, proficiency in Safety Compliance warrants a paycheck that is 19 percent more than other alumni salaries. OSHA Compliance, Training, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the alumni can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. A strong majority of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to Columbia Southern University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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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$41,692 - $62,147
$42,282 - $78,553
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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