Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Columbia Southern University, a school in Orange Beach, Ala., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Columbia Southern University grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Columbia Southern University School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
3 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director
2 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
2 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
2 salaries
Health and Safety Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Columbia Southern University amounts to $61K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $56K on average compared to $70K for male graduates.


The most generous salaries among Columbia Southern University alumni are reportedly earned by Environmental Health & Safety Directors, whose median earnings come to around $98K, followed by Health and Safety Managers (about $78K) and Environmental Health & Safety Managers (approximately $73K). Sliding in near the bottom are Safety Managers, who report earnings of $51K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Columbia Southern University alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety — they earn close to approximately $78K on average per year. Graduates holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $50K.


Competency in Safety Compliance translates into above-average pay for Columbia Southern University grads — they earn 20 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former Columbia Southern University students are familiar with Safety Compliance, and one in three grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. OSHA Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Training are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; slightly more than half of the former students report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. A fair number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For this school, a fair number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Columbia Southern University alumni are also on the receiving end of 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.

Key Stats for Columbia Southern University


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$36,500 - $62,684
$42,282 - $78,553

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
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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