Columbus State University Alumni Average Salary

Columbus State University, a school in Columbus, Ga., has roughly 7,000 undergrads. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645


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The most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. Given the high SAT scores reported by CSU grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Median pay for those who graduated from CSU amounts to $48K.

Degree Major

CSU students with an Associate's Degree can expect to make the most money ($57K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.


Competency in Financial Reporting translates into above-average pay for former Cougars — they earn 2 percent more than their fellow graduates. Customer Service is a common skill among CSU alumni — one in four grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are General Ledger Accounting, Budgeting, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Both vacation time and sick leave are paid out for a majority of grads. Health benefits extend to the larger part of survey participants, and more than half of survey participants also receive dental coverage. A majority of the survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Columbus State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Auburn University at Montgomery graduates, who earn around $47K on average, make a similar amount to CSU grads. Other schools similar to CSU include Alabama State University, Troy University, and Georgia College & State University.

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