Average Salary for Spring Arbor University Alumni

Nestled away in Spring Arbor, Mich., Spring Arbor University, a Free Methodist school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. Replies from former Spring Arbor University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Spring Arbor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Property Manager
4 salaries
Guidance Counselor
2 salaries
Division General Manager
2 salaries
Youth Pastor
2 salaries
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Clinical Supervisor
2 salaries
Business Manager
2 salaries
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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)


Spring Arbor University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the real estate property management industry, the manufacturing industry, and public K-12 education. Among Spring Arbor University grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Unfortunately, former Spring Arbor University students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Median pay for those who graduated from Spring Arbor University amounts to around $47K.


Male graduates of Spring Arbor University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $61K versus $46K for women.


Former Spring Arbor University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Division General Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $100K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Property Managers (about $70K) and Business Managers ($58K). Salaries are anything but generous for Youth Pastors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $26K.


Many Spring Arbor University students are Jackson, Mich.-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Spring Arbor University grads is Saginaw, Mich.; given its high compensation ($100K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Spring Arbor University grads is Kalamazoo, Mich. (median compensation is $33K). Nearby Lansing, Mich. and Detroit, Mich. also rank high on the list of cities for Spring Arbor University grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration from Spring Arbor University can rake in a whopping average about $96K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor's Degree, Organizational Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $42K.


Marketing Management commands a pay premium of 108 percent for Spring Arbor University grads. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Spring Arbor University alumni, with approximately one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Operations Management, and Budget Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of alums contribute to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alumni, and a fair number of graduates report health coverage. Alumni of Spring Arbor University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Cornerstone University graduates, who earn $46K on average, make a similar amount to Spring Arbor University grads. Anderson University, Marian University, and Point Park University are also similar to Spring Arbor University.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Spring Arbor University


51 %
49 %
$28,904 - $72,175
$29,765 - $75,848
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 14 votes.
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$43,676 - $80,000
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