Columbus State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 7,000 people attend Columbus State University, a institution based in Columbus, Ga. Replies from former CSU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

978th

20 Year Net ROI 

$180,000

Annual ROI 

6.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$79,700

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College Salary Report

604th

Early Career Salary 

$39,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$57,700

% High Meaning 

N/A

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Columbus State University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Director of Operations
6 profiles
$91,475
$69K$102K

Information Technology (IT) Director
6 profiles
$52,266
$48K$59K

Operations Manager
5 profiles
$80,000
$58K$108K

United States (change)

Registered Nurse (RN)
4 profiles
$47,500
$0$48K

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
3 profiles
$62,000
$0$62K

Office Manager
3 profiles
$36,000
$0$36K

Software Developer
3 profiles
$65,000
$0$65K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

8,439

State School

30 %

8 %

79 %

52 %

Industry

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.

Degree Major

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.

Skills

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.

Related Schools

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.

Columbus State University Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1260 1620
ACT Scores 17 23

Key Stats for Columbus State University

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$51,412
Salary
$43,163 - $98,959

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

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