Average Salary for Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Coastal Carolina University is a university based in Conway, S.C. that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Chanticleers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This report is based on the answers of CCU graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
Restaurant Manager
2 salaries
Staff Scientist
2 salaries
Territory Sales Representative
2 salaries
Volunteer Coordinator
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
Middle School Teacher
2 salaries
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About This School

108 James P. Blanton Circle
Conway, SC 29526



State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of CCU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the restaurant industry, the advertising agency industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of CCU alumni wind up in the education industry. Salaries are quite modest for CCU alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Following graduation, CCU students earn an average of $47K.


The most generous salaries among CCU alumni are reportedly earned by Human Resources Generalists, whose median earnings come to approximately $62K, followed by Restaurant Managers (about $43K) and Graphic Designers ($39K). Salaries are anything but generous for Volunteer Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $26K.


Myrtle Beach, S.C. is a hub for CCU graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Conway, S.C., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $52K), is another of the most popular spots for former CCU students. CCU alumni in Charleston, S.C. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $34K. Close-by Columbia, S.C. and Georgetown, S.C. are also desirable cities among CCU alumni.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from CCU can rake in a whopping average $88K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $32K.


Former Chanticleers with Microsoft Active Directory experience garner salaries that are 78 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among CCU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in ten former students report doing so. Competency in Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. A strong majority of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of grads, and a majority of graduates sign up for dental plans. Graduates of Coastal Carolina University are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Georgia Southwestern State University grads (who make an average of around $46K) earn salaries most similar to CCU alumni. Christopher Newport University, California State University-Monterey Bay, and Evergreen State College are also similar to CCU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1080
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats for Coastal Carolina University


51 %
49 %
$30,351 - $54,496
$33,623 - $69,181
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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