Abilene Christian University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University, a Churches of Christ school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. The figures in this rundown were provided by Abilene Christian University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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860th

20 Year Net ROI 

$157,800

Annual ROI 

3.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$155,300

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635th

Early Career Salary 

$45,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$69,500

% High Meaning 

58.9%

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Abilene Christian University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$23K$46K$69K
Marketing Director
4 salaries
$53,093  
   
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$31,463  
Youth Minister
2 salaries
$38,442  
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
$67,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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About This School

1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699

www.acu.edu/admissions

3,727

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

56 %

9 %

77 %

23 %


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Industry

Abilene Christian University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including religious service, the software development industry, and the home health care industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the software services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Abilene Christian University is $58K.

Jobs

The Abilene Christian University alumni who make the most are Chief Financial Officers; they report a median pay of approximately $149K. Operations Managers and Marketing Directors draw in a fair amount as well — about $71K and $53K, respectively. On the lower end, Administrative Assistants report making $30K.

Locations

Many Abilene Christian University grads flock to Dallas, Texas. In addition, former Abilene Christian University students often head to Fort Worth, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $71K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Abilene ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $46K); however, Abilene Christian University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Other popular cities for Abilene Christian University alumni include nearby Austin, Texas and Addison, Texas.

Degree Major

Abilene Christian University grads who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $94K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Music Education (MMEd / MMusEd) — their annual income amounts to $22K on average.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a common skill among Abilene Christian University alumni — about one in eight grads mention using it at work. Abilene Christian University grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Event Planning rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for just under half of the survey participants, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. A strong majority of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Dental insurance applies to more than half of grads, and a fair number of former students report health coverage. Abilene Christian University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Loyola University grads bring in salaries of around $58K, making them the most similar to Abilene Christian University alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Abilene Christian University include Dallas Baptist University, Wayland Baptist University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1740
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Abilene Christian University

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$29,590 - $69,433
Salary
$39,149 - $86,022
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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