Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Columbia Southern University, a school in Orange Beach, Ala., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. Replies from former Columbia Southern University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
67 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
41 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
37 salaries
Safety Coordinator
28 salaries
Safety Director
24 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director
21 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
19 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 874

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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


Private School, For Profit

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The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Columbia Southern University make an average of about $61K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $56K per year compared to men, who earn $70K.


In the Columbia Southern University alumni professional community, Environmental Health & Safety Directors make the highest median pay ($98K), though Health and Safety Managers (around $78K), and Environmental Health & Safety Managers ($73K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Safety Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $51K.

Degree Major

Columbia Southern University grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $78K per year. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $50K.


Safety Compliance is a common skill among Columbia Southern University alumni — slightly less than a third of grads mention using it at work. For Columbia Southern University grads, proficiency in Safety Compliance warrants a paycheck that is 20 percent more than other alumni salaries. OSHA Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Training are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and a strong majority of alums accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Alumni of Columbia Southern University also take in 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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55 %
$36,500 - $62,684
$42,282 - $78,553

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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