Spring Arbor University Alumni Average Salary

Spring Arbor University is a Free Methodist university based in Spring Arbor, Mich. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the answers of Spring Arbor University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Spring Arbor University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Division General Manager
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Guidance Counselor
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Property Manager
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About This School

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


Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Spring Arbor University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the real estate property management industry, the manufacturing industry, and public K-12 education are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. For Spring Arbor University alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Those with a degree from Spring Arbor University make an average of $47K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $62K per year, but the second group takes home only about $45K.


The Spring Arbor University alumni who make the most are Division General Managers; they report a median pay of $100K. Property Managers and Clinical Supervisors draw in a fair amount as well — $70K and around $53K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Youth Pastors, who report earnings of $26K.


The most popular destination for former Spring Arbor University students is Jackson, Mich. It is also not uncommon to find former Spring Arbor University students living and working in Saginaw, Mich. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $100K. Though Kalamazoo, Mich. takes the cake for lowest pay among Spring Arbor University grads (the median salary is approximately $33K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Close-by Detroit, Mich. and Lansing, Mich. are also desirable cities among Spring Arbor University alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Spring Arbor University grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $96K per year). 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 around $42K.


Nearly one-eighth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Marketing Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are more than double their former classmates' salaries ($98K). Budget Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Spring Arbor University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Cornerstone University graduates, who earn about $47K 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


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