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Average Salary for Spring Arbor University Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Spring Arbor University, a Free Methodist institution based in Spring Arbor, Mich. The data for this snapshot was collected from Spring Arbor University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious
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Typical Early Career Salary
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Property Manager
4 salaries
Business Manager
3 salaries
Youth Pastor
3 salaries
Clinical Supervisor
2 salaries
Research Technician
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Guidance Counselor
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Spring Arbor University Details


106 E. Main St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, Religious

Graduation Rate:

53 %


3 %

% Stay In State:

73 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

45 %
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The manufacturing industry, the health care industry, and the automotive manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Spring Arbor University grads find work. Among Spring Arbor University grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Spring Arbor University alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Graduates of Spring Arbor University typically earn approximately $48K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $50K where the average male graduate hauls home $64K.


The Spring Arbor University alumni who make the most are Presidents; they report a median pay of about $124K. Division General Managers and Property Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $100K and $70K. Youth Pastors pick up $17K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Spring Arbor University grads end up living in Lansing, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Toledo is another hot spot for Spring Arbor University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $71K). Home to the lowest median salary for Spring Arbor University alumni is Jackson, a popular place for former students despite its $45K average paycheck. Close-by Kalamazoo and Detroit are also desirable cities among Spring Arbor University alumni.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Administration will compensate Spring Arbor University grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $102K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Biochemistry (BCH) — their annual income amounts to $28K on average.


Nearly one in eight grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowing Budget Management can pay off big time for Spring Arbor University grads, who can expect a 53 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Customer Service also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a fair portion of former students, and a fair portion of survey participants also receive dental coverage. A fair portion of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Spring Arbor University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Cornerstone University pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Spring Arbor University grads among similar schools. Anderson University, Marian University, and Point Park University are also similar to Spring Arbor University.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 940 1300
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats



58 %

female alumni


42 %

male alumni
$29,716 - $66,605
$28,667 - $84,231

Years of Experience

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 41 votes.

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