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Average Salary for Abilene Christian University Alumni

Abilene Christian University, a Churches of Christ school in Abilene, Texas, has roughly 4,000 undergrads. This private university offers a world of opportunities for the urban adventurer. Situated in the heart of Abilene, students have easy access to a wealth of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural experiences. The data for this synopsis comes from former Abilene Christian University students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Abilene Christian University Alumni

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Marketing Director
7 salaries
Administrative Assistant
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Youth Minister
2 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
Academic Advisor
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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About This School

1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Abilene Christian University are found working in a number of different fields including the retail industry, the software development industry, and the education industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the software services industry. Former Abilene Christian University graduates tend to bring in around $56K.


Abilene Christian University grads who become Chief Financial Officers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $149K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Operations Managers and Certified Public Accountants; their salaries approach approximately $71K and $57K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Academic Advisors — they bring in $28K.


Dallas is a hub for Abilene Christian University graduates — a large number call this city home. Houston is another hot spot for Abilene Christian University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $70K). Many Abilene Christian University grads can't resist staying in Abilene after graduating despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($42K). Nearby Fort Worth is also a top pick for Abilene Christian University grads, as is Austin.

Degree Major

Abilene Christian University grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning about $120K per year. Those with a Master of Music Education (MMEd / MMusEd) face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to approximately $22K per year.


Abilene Christian University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with around one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Employee Relations translates into above-average pay for Abilene Christian University grads — they earn 49 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, most grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of alums pick up dental plans, too. Abilene Christian University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Dallas Baptist University pick up average paychecks of $57K, which is closest to the amount made by Abilene Christian University grads among similar schools. Wayland Baptist University, the University of the Incarnate Word, and St Marys University are also similar to Abilene Christian University.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1410 1740
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Abilene Christian University


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$29,479 - $66,268
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
$42,729 - $75,000
$21,895 - $47,226
$38,255 - $93,598
$46,500 - $115,096
$40,000 - $75,100

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