Average Salary for Spring Arbor University Alumni

Spring Arbor University, a Free Methodist school in Spring Arbor, Mich., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Spring Arbor University Alumni

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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
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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, public K-12 education, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. The consulting industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Spring Arbor University grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Spring Arbor University alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Former Spring Arbor University graduates bring in $46K on average.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $46K per year compared to men, who earn $62K.


In the Spring Arbor University alumni professional community, Division General Managers make the highest median pay (around $100K), though Property Managers and Business Managers (both at approximately $70K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Youth Pastors who make an average of about $26K.


Many Spring Arbor University grads flock to Lansing, 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. Home to the lowest median salary for Spring Arbor University alumni is Jackson, Mich., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $48K average paycheck. Graduates of Spring Arbor University also relocate to Kalamazoo, Mich., which is not far away, and Detroit, Mich.

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. Graduates holding a B.A. in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $37K.


Spring Arbor University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with around a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for Spring Arbor University grads — they earn 62 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although a little less than half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of graduates as well. A strong majority of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Spring Arbor University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Cornerstone University grads (who make an average of $46K) earn salaries most similar to Spring Arbor University alumni. 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


55 %
45 %
$24,595 - $71,038
$29,999 - $76,621
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.
Bedrock Management
$38,660 - $72,564
$36,625 - $78,611
$30,000 - $73,936
$60,432 - $97,180

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