Coastal Carolina University Alumni Average Salary

Coastal Carolina University, a school in Conway, S.C., has roughly 9,000 undergrads. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Chanticleers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Financial Analyst
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Graphic Designer
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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 telecommunications industry, the construction industry, and the environmental consulting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. A large chunk of former CCU students are employed in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Though CCU grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Starting salaries of approximately $49K are the median among CCU grads.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $57K per year, but the second group takes home only $48K.


The most generous salaries among CCU alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $59K, followed by Staff Scientists ($38K) and Middle School Teachers (about $37K). Graphic Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $35K.


Many CCU grads end up living in Myrtle Beach, S.C., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Conway, S.C. is also a common destination for CCU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $73K. On the other hand, CCU alumni who end up in Charleston, S.C. receive the lowest median salary of $33K. Graduates of CCU also relocate to Columbia, S.C., which is not far away, and Chantilly, Va.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $83K per year, former Chanticleers who have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a B.A. in Graphic Design fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among CCU alumni, with around one in six workers reporting using it on the job. Account Management commands a pay premium of 63 percent for former Chanticleers. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-seventh of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and more than half of alums sign up for dental plans. Coastal Carolina University alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Alumni of California State University pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by CCU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to CCU include Christopher Newport University, Evergreen State College, and Francis Marion University.

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