Columbus State University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Columbus, Ga., Columbus State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 7,000. The figures in this overview come from the responses of CSU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Operations Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645


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Former CSU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the banking industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health insurance industry. Those with a degree from CSU make an average of $52K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $56K on average compared to approximately $69K for male graduates.


In the CSU alumni professional community, Business Systems Analysts make the highest median pay (around $80K), though Assistant Police Chiefs and Software Developers (both at $68K) are close competitors. Human Resources Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $64K in this job.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $51K), about a fourth of CSU students still call Columbus, Ga. their home after graduation. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Atlanta, Ga., a top-paying city for CSU grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of about $64K).

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid CSU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting — they earn close to around $85K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management Information Systems (MIS) (approximately $45K on average annually).


Many former CSU students are familiar with Customer Service, and close to one-sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Cougars with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 52 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Operations Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and more than half of former students sign up for dental plans. A large number of graduates allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Columbus State University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of West Georgia grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to CSU alumni in terms of earnings. Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University, and Troy University are also similar to CSU.

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