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Average Salary for Spring Arbor University Alumni

Spring Arbor University, a Free Methodist school in Spring Arbor, Mich., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. This overview is derived from alumni replies to 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

Spring Arbor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Property Manager
4 salaries
Business Manager
3 salaries
Clinical Supervisor
2 salaries
Youth Pastor
2 salaries
Division General Manager
2 salaries
Guidance Counselor
2 salaries
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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About This School

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


Private School, Religious

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


Former Spring Arbor University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including public K-12 education, the real estate property management industry, and the health care industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the automotive manufacturing industry, which attracts less than five percent of Spring Arbor University alumni. Given the high SAT scores reported by Spring Arbor University grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. The average starting salary for a graduate of Spring Arbor University is $46K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $61K per year, but the second group takes home only $46K.


The most generous salaries among Spring Arbor University alumni are reportedly earned by Division General Managers, whose median earnings come to $100K, followed by Property Managers and Business Managers at approximately $70K. Youth Pastors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $26K in this job.


Many Spring Arbor University grads flock to Lansing, Mich. In addition, former Spring Arbor University students often head to Saginaw, Mich. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $100K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Spring Arbor University alumni often reside in Jackson, Mich., which is home to the lowest pay at $48K. Spring Arbor University alumni express interest in nearby Kalamazoo, Mich. and Detroit, Mich. as well.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $96K per year, Spring Arbor University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Accounting offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $37K).


Spring Arbor University grads who have experience with People Management can expect to make 64 percent more than other alumni ($75K on average). Spring Arbor University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with nearly one-seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A fair number of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of grads are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alumni report dental coverage, too. Spring Arbor University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Cornerstone University grads report the most similar salaries to Spring Arbor University alums, earning around $46K on average. Other schools similar to Spring Arbor University include Anderson University, Marian University, and Point Park University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Spring Arbor University


54 %
46 %
$24,595 - $71,038
$29,174 - $76,291
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 20 votes.
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