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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

860
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

254
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

273
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,500
Abilene Christian University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Director
7 salaries
$53,218  
   
Administrative Assistant
5 salaries
$30,000  
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
$71,000  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
$148,500  
Youth Minister
2 salaries
$38,442  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
2 salaries
$56,500  
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
$52,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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

Professionally, the software development industry, religious service, and the manufacturing industry are popular business areas among Abilene Christian University alumni. The software services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from Abilene Christian University make an average of around $58K.

Jobs

In the Abilene Christian University alumni professional community, Chief Financial Officers make the highest median pay (about $149K), though Operations Managers ($71K), and Marketing Directors ($53K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Academic Advisors report making approximately $30K.

Locations

Many Abilene Christian University students are Dallas, Texas-bound following college. Abilene Christian University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers a median salary of $71K. Living in Abilene after college is common among Abilene Christian University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($42K). In addition, Abilene Christian University grads flock to neighboring Austin, Texas as well as Addison, Texas.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration earns Abilene Christian University students the most money after college (an average about $109K per year). A Master of Music Education (MMEd / MMusEd) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $22K.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Abilene Christian University alumni, with about one in ten grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for Abilene Christian University grads — they earn 20 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Accounting rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, slightly less than a third of grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Dental insurance applies to a majority of former students, and a strong majority of respondents report health coverage. A fair number of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Graduates of Abilene Christian University are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Loyola University grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Abilene Christian University grads. Other schools similar to Abilene Christian University include Dallas Baptist University, Wayland Baptist University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

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
$29,361 - $66,676
Salary
$39,524 - $84,964
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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