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Average Salary for Abilene Christian University Alumni

Abilene Christian University is a Churches of Christ university based in Abilene, Texas that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Students of this private school report the city of Abilene as one of the university's greatest assets, where there's no shortage of things to do or places to explore. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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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
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
Academic Advisor
2 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
2 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Abilene Christian University Details

1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699


Private Schools, Religious

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Graduates of Abilene Christian University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the retail industry, and the education industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the software services industry. Those with an education from Abilene Christian University earn an average of $56K.


The most lucrative professionals among Abilene Christian University alumni are Chief Financial Officers; they earn a median annual salary of $149K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $71K and $53K are Operations Managers and Marketing Directors. On the lower end, Academic Advisors report making approximately $28K.


Many Abilene Christian University grads flock to Dallas. Another city that attracts a wealth of Abilene Christian University grads is Houston; given its high compensation (around $70K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Abilene Christian University grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Abilene despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $42K). Nearby Fort Worth is also a top pick for Abilene Christian University grads, as is Austin.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $120K per year, Abilene Christian University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a Master of Music Education (MMEd / MMusEd) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $22K.


Knowledge of Employee Relations seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 45 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $81K). Microsoft Office is a common skill among Abilene Christian University alumni — nearly one-seventh of grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A fair portion of graduates have medical plans, and a majority of former students have dental insurance. A fair portion of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Alumni of Abilene Christian University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of the Incarnate Word pick up average paychecks of about $55K, which is closest to the amount made by Abilene Christian University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Abilene Christian University include Dallas Baptist University, Wayland Baptist University, and St Marys University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1440 1780
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats

50 %
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$30,100 - $66,062
$38,232 - $85,011
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
$43,005 - $80,000
$22,257 - $50,800
$38,255 - $93,598
$46,500 - $115,096
$40,000 - $75,100

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