Average Salary for Abilene Christian University Alumni

Nestled away in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University, a Churches of Christ school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. 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

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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

Abilene Christian University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the software development industry, religious service, and the manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the software services industry. The oil and gas field services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Abilene Christian University grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Graduates of Abilene Christian University earn approximately $59K on average.

Jobs

Abilene Christian University grads who become Chief Financial Officers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average around $149K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Operations Managers and Marketing Directors; their salaries approach $71K and $53K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Administrative Assistants — they bring in $30K.

Locations

Many Abilene Christian University students are Dallas, Texas-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Abilene Christian University grads is Fort Worth, Texas; given its high compensation ($71K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though median pay is subpar (about $46K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Abilene after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Graduates of Abilene Christian University also relocate to Austin, Texas, which is not far away, and Addison, Texas.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting earns Abilene Christian University students the most money after college (an average $94K per year). A Master of Music Education (MMEd / MMusEd) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $22K.

Skills

Abilene Christian University grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and close to one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Abilene Christian University grads with Financial Reporting abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $76K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Scheduling also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, a little less than half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Abilene Christian University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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. 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
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$29,799 - $68,736
Salary
$39,149 - $87,897
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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