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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Samford University Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
7 profiles

Financial Controller
4 profiles

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 profiles

United States (change)

Marketing Specialist
4 profiles

Marketing Manager
3 profiles

Senior Interior Designer
3 profiles

Clinical Pharmacist
3 profiles

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

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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


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


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.


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

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