Average Salary for Samford University Alumni

Nestled away in Birmingham, Ala., Samford University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The figures in this rundown were provided by Samford alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Samford University Alumni

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Senior Accountant
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Financial Analyst
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Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Clinical Pharmacist
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About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Samford go into the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the insurance and financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is clinical care. Following graduation, Samford students earn an average of $64K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $43K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $73K.


The Samford alumni who make the most are Clinical Pharmacists; they report a median pay of around $117K. VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers and Pharmacists draw in a fair amount as well — about $115K and $113K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Chiropractors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $63K.


Many Samford alumni remain in Birmingham after graduation; just under a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Samford grads also flock to Atlanta, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $83K). Home to the lowest median salary for Samford alumni is Knoxville, Tenn., a popular place for former students despite its $43K average paycheck. Other common destinations include Nashville, Tenn. and Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Samford alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy — they earn close to about $117K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (approximately $28K on average annually).


Leadership commands a pay premium of 42 percent for former Bulldogs. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Samford alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a tenth of former students report doing so. Other prime know-hows include Financial Reporting, Leadership, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of grads are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a majority of grads sign up for dental plans. A large number of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Samford University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Hampton University pick up average paychecks of $64K, 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.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Samford University


43 %
57 %
$29,174 - $63,500
$39,879 - $102,785

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$38,000 - $68,967
$34,000 - $120,000

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