Among CSU grads, the banking industry is a commonly chosen career field. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by CSU alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Former CSU graduates bring in $48K on average.
Former Cougars who fare the best in terms of salary hold an Associate's Degree and earn a median salary of approximately $57K per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $50K on average per year.
Close to one-fourth of CSU grads wind up using Customer Service at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Cougars who have experience with Financial Reporting can expect to make 2 percent more than other alumni (around $47K on average). Proficiency in General Ledger Accounting, Budgeting, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the larger part of survey participants, and the larger part of alums sign up for dental plans. A majority of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Alumni of Columbus State University also take in life insurance, free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.
Auburn University at Montgomery grads report the most similar salaries to CSU alums, earning $47K on average. Other schools similar to CSU include Alabama State University, Troy University, and Georgia College & State University.