Samford graduates see an average starting salary of $75K.
Samford alumni seem to appreciate living in Birmingham, and approximately one-fourth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework.
A Bachelor's Degree leads to the highest pay for Samford grads (around $65K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are the lowest of the pack, earning $60K.
SQL is a popular skill among Samford alumni, with just under a fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. 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 (approximately $60K).
Benefits and Perks
Some take advantage of an attractive benefits package; the vast majority of former students are paid for both vacation and sick time. Dental insurance applies to most alums, and the vast majority of survey participants report health coverage. Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Alumni of Samford University also take in life insurance.
Median pay for Trinity University grads is $74K, making their salaries most similar to those of Samford grads. Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University are also similar to Samford.