Abilene Christian University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Abilene Christian University, a Churches of Christ institution based in Abilene, Texas. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

860th

20 Year Net ROI 

$157,800

Annual ROI 

3.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$155,300

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College Salary Report

636th

Early Career Salary 

$44,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$70,100

% High Meaning 

58.0%

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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  
   
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
$67,868  
Operations Manager
2 salaries
$50,000  
Youth Minister
2 salaries
$38,442  
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
$34,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 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 %

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Industry

Graduates of Abilene Christian University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, religious service, and the health care services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the software services industry. Those with a degree from Abilene Christian University make an average of $59K.

Jobs

Former Abilene Christian University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Operations Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $68K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Marketing Directors ($54K) and Youth Ministers (approximately $38K). Administrative Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $31K.

Locations

Dallas, Texas is a hub for Abilene Christian University graduates — a large number call this city home. Abilene Christian University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers a median salary of around $70K. Many Abilene Christian University grads can't resist staying in Abilene after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $46K). Graduates of Abilene Christian University also relocate to Austin, Texas, which is not far away, and Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Abilene Christian University alumni are those with a Master of Science (MS), Organizational Development — they earn close to approximately $84K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $53K per year.

Skills

For Abilene Christian University grads, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 32 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Abilene Christian University alumni — about an eighth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and People Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Although close to half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of graduates, and a majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Graduates of Abilene Christian University are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Loyola University graduates, who earn $58K on average, make a similar amount to Abilene Christian University grads. Dallas Baptist University, Wayland Baptist University, and the University of the Incarnate Word are also similar to Abilene Christian University.

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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
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$30,100 - $69,792
Salary
$38,785 - $83,524
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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