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. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Spring Arbor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Property Manager
4 salaries
Guidance Counselor
2 salaries
Division General Manager
2 salaries
Youth Pastor
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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Professionally, the real estate property management industry, public K-12 education, and the manufacturing industry are popular business areas among Spring Arbor University alumni. The majority of Spring Arbor University alumni wind up in the education industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Spring Arbor University alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. The average starting salary for a graduate of Spring Arbor University is approximately $47K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $62K after graduating from Spring Arbor University, the average woman earns only $46K.


Spring Arbor University grads who become Division General Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $100K annually. However, Property Managers and Business Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $70K and $58K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Youth Pastors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $26K.


Jackson, Mich. is filled with Spring Arbor University grads. Spring Arbor University grads also flock to Saginaw, Mich., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $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. Nearby Detroit, Mich. and Lansing, Mich. also rank high on the list of cities for Spring Arbor University grads.

Degree Major

Spring Arbor University students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money (about $96K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Organizational Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $42K per year.


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). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Spring Arbor University alumni, with around an eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Budget Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of graduates, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Spring Arbor University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

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.

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

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