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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College ROI Report

741st

20 Year Net ROI 

$226,000

Annual ROI 

7.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$77,800

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

836th

Early Career Salary 

$40,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$64,600

% High Meaning 

61 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Columbus State University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Operations Manager
7 salaries
$80,000  
   
Director of Operations
5 salaries
$89,671  
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$40,695  
Information Technology (IT) Director
4 salaries
$49,769  
Software Developer
4 salaries
$77,000  
Finance Director
4 salaries
$47,500  
Licensed Professional Counselor
3 salaries
$46,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

7,013

State School

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8 %

79 %

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Industry

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats for Columbus State University

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$51,412
Salary
$43,163 - $98,959

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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