Average Salary for Samford University Alumni

Samford University is a Baptist university based in Birmingham, Ala. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Read More

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1223
See full list

ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 402

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

Samford University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Clinical Pharmacist
2 salaries
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

69 %

8 %

54 %

14 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Graduates of Samford go into clinical care, the financial services industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former Samford graduates bring in around $67K on average.


In the Samford alumni community, men make a median salary of $77K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $47K.


Among Samford graduates, the biggest earners are Clinical Pharmacists, who haul in $117K on average. Next on the list are VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers and Operations Managers, bringing in about $115K and $109K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Senior Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $60K.


Graduates of Samford seem to enjoy living in Birmingham, and around one in three grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common destination for Samford grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $80K. Home to the lowest median salary for Samford alumni is Knoxville, Tenn., a popular place for former students despite its $43K average paycheck. Nashville, Tenn. and Huntsville, Ala. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy earns Samford students the most money after college (an average around $117K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management are the lowest of the pack, earning about $28K.


Former Bulldogs with Leadership experience garner salaries that are 44 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many Samford grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with less than ten percent of alumni using this program on the clock. Financial Reporting, Leadership, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the alumni report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. Health benefits extend to most former students, and more than half of alums also receive dental coverage. Most respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Samford University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Hampton University pick up average paychecks of $65K, which is closest to the amount made by Samford grads among similar schools. Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University are also similar to Samford.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1510 1850
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Samford University


43 %
57 %
$28,787 - $65,554
$41,495 - $109,328
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
$36,844 - $80,822
$34,590 - $117,916
$55,028 - $111,910

More Salary Charts for Samford University

United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.