The banking industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. For CSU alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. CSU graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $48K.
CSU grads who hold an Associate's Degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $57K per year. A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $50K.
Proficiency in Customer Service is common among CSU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a fourth of former students report doing so. Former Cougars with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 2 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to the larger part of graduates. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the larger part of alums are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of survey participants report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, a majority of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Columbus State University grads include life insurance, free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.
Compensation averages about $47K for Auburn University at Montgomery alumni, making their earnings most comparable to CSU grads. Other schools similar to CSU include Alabama State University, Troy University, and Georgia College & State University.