Columbus State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 7,000 people attend Columbus State University, a institution based in Columbus, Ga. Replies from former CSU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Columbus State University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
5-9 years$50,495  
10-19 years$96,000  
20 years or more$61,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Aug 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645


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The banking industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. For CSU alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. CSU graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $48K.

Degree Major

CSU grads who hold an Associate's Degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $57K per year. A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $50K.


Proficiency in Customer Service is common among CSU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a fourth of former students report doing so. Former Cougars with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 2 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to the larger part of graduates. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the larger part of alums are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of survey participants report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, a majority of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Columbus State University grads include life insurance, free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $47K for Auburn University at Montgomery alumni, making their earnings most comparable to CSU grads. Other schools similar to CSU include Alabama State University, Troy University, and Georgia College & State University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1290 1620
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats for Columbus State University


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$43,163 - $98,959

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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