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Average Salary for Samford University Alumni

Nestled away in Birmingham, Ala., the student population at Samford University, a Baptist school, roughly 3,000. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

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Typical Early Career Salary

Samford University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Director
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Financial Analyst
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Clinical Pharmacist
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Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Samford University Details

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240


Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

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Graduates of Samford head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; clinical care, the financial services industry, and law are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Samford graduates in the education industry industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. Graduates of Samford typically earn approximately $58K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $75K after graduating from Samford, the average woman earns only $46K.


Former Samford students with an interest in making money consider becoming Clinical Pharmacists, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to about $117K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers and Pharmacists (around $115K each). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Executive Assistants — they bring in $31K.


Birmingham is a popular place for Samford students to settle after graduation, and two in five grads find steadfast employment in the city. Atlanta is also a common destination for Samford grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $80K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Samford grads is Knoxville (median compensation is $41K). Graduates also relocate to Nashville and Huntsville.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of approximately $117K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Science in Business Management commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $37K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Samford alumni, with approximately one-tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are nearly double their former classmates' salaries ($113K). Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Reporting.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just half of the alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-fourth of alumni get vacation time. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of respondents as well. A strong majority of grads save up 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

Median pay for Converse College grads is around $57K, making their salaries most similar to those of Samford grads. Other schools similar to Samford include Freed-Hardeman University, Charleston Southern University, and Jacksonville University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1540 1880
ACT Scores 23 29

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