Average Salary for Samford University Alumni

Nestled away in Birmingham, Ala., the student population at Samford University, a Baptist school, is roughly 3,000. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Samford University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Marketing Director
2 salaries
2 salaries
Clinical Pharmacist
2 salaries
Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

69 %

8 %

54 %

14 %

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Samford alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include clinical care, the financial services industry, and law. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The least popular industry for former Samford students is the education industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. Graduates of Samford typically earn $57K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $75K per year compared to females' around $47K.


Former Samford students with an interest in making money consider becoming Clinical Pharmacists, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $117K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Pharmacists (approximately $115K) and Financial Analysts ($64K). Salaries are anything but generous for Executive Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $31K.


Samford alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and approximately two in five grads find stable employment in Birmingham. In addition, former Samford students often head to Pensacola after graduating, where typical salaries come to $85K in this top-paying city. Knoxville is a popular spot for former Samford students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $41K. Other cities of interest include Atlanta and Nashville.

Degree Major

Former Bulldogs who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and earn $117K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $37K.


Operations Management commands a pay premium of 97 percent for former Bulldogs. Less than ten percent of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Leadership are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Samford University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Converse College grads (who make an average of about $58K) earn salaries most similar to Samford alumni. Other schools similar to Samford include Freed-Hardeman University, Charleston Southern University, and Jacksonville University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Samford University


47 %
53 %
$28,013 - $62,952
$39,422 - $110,494
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 39 votes.
$28,159 - $78,178
$30,201 - $101,736
$37,500 - $110,000
$52,500 - $111,500

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