Samford University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Birmingham, Ala., Samford University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. This report is based on the answers of Samford graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Clinical care, the religious private k-12 education industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Samford grads find work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Samford is about $60K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $45K whereas the men's median is $71K.


In the Samford alumni professional community, Pharmacists make the highest median pay (around $123K), though Clinical Pharmacists ($117K), and Software Engineers ($69K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Financial Analysts, who report earnings of approximately $64K.


Samford alumni like Birmingham so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is no surprise that Birmingham, Ala., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $59K), is another of the most popular spots for former Samford students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Samford alumni is Greenville, S.C., where earnings average about $46K. Alumni express interest in Atlanta, Ga. and Asheville, N.C. as well.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $154K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($48K).


Microsoft Office is a common skill among Samford alumni — close to a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Former Bulldogs with Sales Management experience garner salaries that are 154 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Leadership, Sales Management, and Pharmacotherapy.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of respondents can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a large number of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of Samford University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Hardin grads report the most similar salaries to Samford alums, earning approximately $58K on average. Other schools similar to Samford include Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University.

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