Columbia Southern University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Orange Beach, Ala., Columbia Southern University, a school, has a student population of roughly 26,000. This report is based on the responses of Columbia Southern University graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Columbia Southern University Median Salary by Job


Safety Manager
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Safety Director
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,627
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About This School

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000


For Profit, Private School

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Graduates of Columbia Southern University are found working in a number of different fields including the construction industry, the health care industry, and the military or armed forces industry. The majority of Columbia Southern University alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Former Columbia Southern University graduates bring in $62K on average.


Among Columbia Southern University graduates, the biggest earners are Health and Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Managers, who haul in about $82K on average. Safety Directors do well for themselves as well, making approximately $79K. Safety Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $54K in this job.


Home to a large number of Columbia Southern University alums, Atlanta, Ga. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Houston, Texas is another hot spot for Columbia Southern University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $75K). Home to the lowest median salary for Columbia Southern University alumni is San Antonio, Texas, a popular place for former students despite its around $60K average paycheck. Other common destinations include Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Fla.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Columbia Southern University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Business — they earn close to $108K on average per year. An Associate of Business Administration (ABA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($48K).


Just under a third of Columbia Southern University grads wind up using OSHA Compliance at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Columbia Southern University grads — they earn 28 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Safety Compliance, Training, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of respondents as well. A fair number of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Columbia Southern University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Schools similar to Columbia Southern University include the University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus, the University of Phoenix-Central Florida Campus, and the University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus.

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Key Stats for Columbia Southern University


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$35,588 - $70,873
$45,174 - $85,461

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 476 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$43,126 - $84,223
$45,498 - $85,665
$39,916 - $75,502
$43,469 - $71,837
$35,000 - $73,986
$90,005 - $95,457
$58,958 - $72,187
$57,391 - $85,500
$53,806 - $97,152
$43,935 - $81,811
$54,252 - $90,242
$36,766 - $80,380

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