Average Salary for Columbia Southern University Alumni

Around 15,000 people attend Columbia Southern University, a institution based in Orange Beach, Ala. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Columbia Southern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Safety Manager
19 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
15 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
8 salaries
Safety Director
7 salaries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
6 salaries
Safety Coordinator
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the aerospace and defense industry, the chemical manufacturing industry, and the construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from Columbia Southern University make an average of $61K.


In the Columbia Southern University alumni professional community, Safety Directors make the highest median pay (approximately $103K), though Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists (both at $73K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Safety Coordinators — they bring in around $55K.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hub for Columbia Southern University graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Las Vegas, Nev., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $95K), is another of the most popular spots for former Columbia Southern University students. On the other end, Columbia Southern University grads flock to Jacksonville, Fla., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $54K. Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Columbia Southern University grads with a Doctorate (PhD), Business Administration (average earnings climb to about $103K per year). A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sports Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($37K).


Columbia Southern University grads who have experience with Environmental Compliance can expect to make 17 percent more than other alumni (about $71K on average). Safety Compliance is a common skill among Columbia Southern University alumni — just under a third of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in OSHA Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A fair number of survey participants have medical plans, and a strong majority of former students have dental insurance. A strong majority of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Columbia Southern University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, 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.

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