Coastal Carolina University Alumni Average Salary

Coastal Carolina University is a university based in Conway, S.C. that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Chanticleers!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The data for this synopsis comes from former CCU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Graphic Designer
5 salaries
Middle School Teacher
2 salaries
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
2 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
2 salaries
Staff Scientist
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 go into the advertising agency industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the environmental consulting industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former CCU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. For CCU alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Those with a degree from CCU make an average of $46K.


Among CCU alumni, those working as Certified Public Accountants report the highest median pay of $49K, followed by Restaurant Managers ($43K), and Graphic Designers ($39K). Salaries are anything but generous for Volunteer Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $26K.


Home to a large number of CCU alums, Myrtle Beach, S.C. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with CCU alumni is Conway, S.C., which offers a median salary of approximately $52K. On the other hand, CCU alumni who end up in Atlanta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of about $26K. Other cities of interest among CCU alumni include nearby Columbia, S.C. and Georgetown, S.C.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $88K per year, former Chanticleers who have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $32K on average per year.


Former Chanticleers with Microsoft Active Directory abilities can expect to make 80 percent more than their former classmates ($83K). Many CCU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of grads have medical plans, and more than half of former students have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a fair number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Coastal Carolina University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $46K for Georgia Southwestern State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to CCU grads. 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


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$31,148 - $54,049
$33,276 - $71,500
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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