Samford University Alumni Average Salary

Samford University is a Baptist university based in Birmingham, Ala. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Samford University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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National Salary Data 
1-4 years
2 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Starting salaries of approximately $75K are the median among Samford grads.


Graduates of Samford seem to enjoy living in Birmingham, and nearly one in four grads wind up living and working there after graduation.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $65K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Bachelor's Degree are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) ($60K on average annually).


Knowledge of SQL seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 20 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $60K). Just over a fifth of grads report using SQL as part of their job, making it the most popular skill.

Benefits and Perks

Perks, including paid vacation and sick time, are awarded to nearly all grads. Health coverage is awarded to almost all alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a large number of former students as well. The vast majority of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Samford University grads include life insurance.

Related Schools

Alumni of Trinity University pick up average paychecks of $73K, which is closest to the amount made by Samford grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Samford include Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University.

Test Scores

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

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