Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Columbia Southern University is a university based in Orange Beach, Ala. that is home to around 15,000 undergraduates. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
13 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
10 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
9 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
7 salaries
Safety Coordinator
6 salaries
Health and Safety Manager
5 salaries
Safety Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


Private School, For Profit

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Graduates of Columbia Southern University go into the aerospace and defense industry, the chemical manufacturing industry, and the construction industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. Graduates of Columbia Southern University earn $62K on average.


The most lucrative professionals among Columbia Southern University alumni are Safety Directors; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $103K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $73K and $72K, respectively, are Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Safety Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of $57K.


Many Columbia Southern University students are Atlanta, Ga.-bound following college. It is no surprise that Dallas, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $80K), is another of the most popular spots for former Columbia Southern University students. On the other hand, Columbia Southern University alumni who end up in Jacksonville, Fla. receive the lowest median salary of around $54K. Graduates also relocate to Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD), Business Administration will compensate Columbia Southern University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $103K 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 $37K.


OSHA Compliance is a common skill among Columbia Southern University alumni — just under a third of grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 16 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($72K). Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. A strong majority of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of alumni, and a fair number of graduates sign up for dental plans. Columbia Southern University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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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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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
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