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 in this summary come from Spring Arbor University alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Spring Arbor 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.
Property Manager
4 salaries
Business Manager
3 salaries
Youth Pastor
3 salaries
Division General Manager
2 salaries
Clinical Supervisor
2 salaries
Guidance Counselor
2 salaries
Research Technician
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
United States (change)

About This School

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


Private School, Religious

57 %

3 %

72 %

49 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


The manufacturing industry, the automotive manufacturing industry, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which Spring Arbor University grads find work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Salaries are quite modest for Spring Arbor University alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Former Spring Arbor University graduates tend to bring in $47K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $50K where the average male graduate hauls home around $65K.


In the Spring Arbor University alumni professional community, Division General Managers make the highest median pay ($100K), though Property Managers and Business Managers (both at $70K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Youth Pastors, making an average of approximately $17K.


Lansing is filled with Spring Arbor University grads. With a median salary of about $80K, Traverse City represents the highest-paid city popular among Spring Arbor University grads. On the other hand, Spring Arbor University alumni who end up in Jackson receive the lowest median salaries of approximately $45K. Other common destinations for Spring Arbor University grads include close-by Kalamazoo and Detroit.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Administration earns Spring Arbor University students the most money after college ($102K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Biochemistry (BCH) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $28K per year.


Roughly one in eight grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 55 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($73K). Experience with Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Health benefits extend to most graduates, and a fair portion of alumni also receive dental coverage. Most alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Spring Arbor University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Viterbo University grads is $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of Spring Arbor University grads. Cornerstone University, Anderson University, and Marian University are also similar to Spring Arbor University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1425 1685
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for Spring Arbor University


58 %
42 %
$29,380 - $67,240
$28,454 - $83,495
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 36 votes.
Bedrock Management
$27,793 - $94,447
$17,030 - $70,000
$49,000 - $73,891
$36,000 - $80,000
$58,958 - $83,776

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