Samford University Alumni Average Salary

Samford University is a Baptist university based in Birmingham, Ala. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from Samford alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1178th

20 Year Net ROI 

$145,000

Annual ROI 

3.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$166,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

549th

Early Career Salary 

$45,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$86,200

% High Meaning 

51 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Samford University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Software Engineer
7 profiles
$70,666
$65K$75K

Financial Controller
4 profiles
$75,987
$0$76K

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 profiles
$83,097
$0$83K

United States (change)

Marketing Specialist
4 profiles
$47,495
$0$47K

Marketing Manager
3 profiles
$50,000
$0$50K

Senior Interior Designer
3 profiles
$71,216
$0$71K

Clinical Pharmacist
3 profiles
$118,991
$0$119K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211
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About This School

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240

www.samford.edu/admission

3,282

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

74 %

4 %

54 %

17 %

Industry

The average starting salary for a graduate of Samford is $74K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $42K on average compared to $65K for male graduates.

Locations

Samford students enjoy their time in Birmingham, and slightly less than a fourth of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating.

Degree Major

Samford students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money ($65K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) — their annual income amounts to $60K on average.

Skills

Knowledge of SQL seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 19 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $60K). Many Samford grads have knowledge of SQL, with just under one in four alumni using this program on the clock.

Benefits and Perks

Former students at this school — almost all graduates — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. Nearly all respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to most grads, and the vast majority of alums report health coverage. Samford University graduates also take advantage of life insurance.

Related Schools

Trinity University grads report the most similar salaries to Samford alums, earning approximately $74K on average. Freed-Hardeman University, Converse College, and Charleston Southern University are also similar to Samford.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1490 1830
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Samford University

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$41,500
Salary
$65,000
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
30%

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