Average Salary for Samford University Alumni

Samford University, a Baptist school in Birmingham, Ala., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Samford grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Clinical Pharmacist
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Financial Analyst
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Senior Accountant
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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 clinical care, the health care industry, and the insurance and financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Among Samford grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from Samford make an average of $65K.


In the Samford alumni community, men make a median salary of about $73K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $44K.


Among Samford alumni, those working as Clinical Pharmacists report the highest median pay of around $117K, followed by VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers (approximately $115K), and Pharmacists ($113K). Chiropractors pick up $63K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Samford alumni seem to stick around Birmingham after wrapping up their studies; just under one in three grads remain to find permanent work. The top-paying city popular with Samford alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $83K. Home to the lowest median salary for Samford alumni is Knoxville, Tenn., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $43K average paycheck. Nashville, Tenn. is also a common pick among Samford grads, along with Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

Samford students with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy can expect to make the most money ($117K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $28K.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among Samford alumni — nearly one in ten grads mention using it at work. Former Bulldogs who have experience with Leadership can expect to make 41 percent more than other alumni ($91K on average). Other prime know-hows include Financial Reporting, Microsoft Excel, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of graduates report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. For this school, most alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of grads pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Samford University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Hampton University grads (who make an average of about $64K) earn salaries most similar to Samford alumni. Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University are also similar to Samford.

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Key Stats for Samford University


43 %
57 %
$29,363 - $62,061
$40,065 - $101,736
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 19 votes.
$38,230 - $70,630
$34,000 - $120,000
$46,750 - $102,500

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