Samford University Alumni Average Salary

Samford University is a Baptist university based in Birmingham, Ala. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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 earn $75K on average.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Samford alumni (approximately one in four) end up finding permanent jobs in Birmingham.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Samford grads with a Bachelor's Degree (average earnings climb to around $65K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $60K.


Samford grads are usually competent in SQL, and just under one in four alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Bulldogs with SQL experience garner salaries that are 20 percent more than other grads' salaries.

Benefits and Perks

Both vacation time and sick leave are paid out for nearly all alumni. Almost all alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health benefits extend to the vast majority of grads, and most former students also receive dental coverage. Samford University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for Trinity University grads is about $73K, making their salaries most similar to those of Samford grads. Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University are also similar to Samford.

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