Salter graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and worked for Lehman Brothers before the Great Recession led to the company's failure. He subsequently founded the Salter Mortgage Group with his wife.
- Diel, Stan (May 6, 2010) "Campaign 2010: 4 candidates hope to return U.S. House seat for Alabama District 7 to GOP." Birmingham News
- Chris Salter campaign website