Average Salary for Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Founded in Conway, S.C., Coastal Carolina University is an institution of higher learning for around 9,000 students. The data in this summary come from CCU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Restaurant Manager
3 salaries
Staff Scientist
2 salaries
Territory Sales Representative
2 salaries
Volunteer Coordinator
2 salaries
Personal Banker
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
United States (change)

About This School

108 James P. Blanton Circle
Conway, SC 29526



State School, For Sports Fans

46 %

13 %

42 %

39 %

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Graduates of CCU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the banking industry, the restaurant industry, and the education industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, CCU alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Following graduation, CCU students earn an average of $44K.


Former CCU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Underwriters, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $75K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Human Resources Generalists (around $62K) and Account Managers (about $50K). Salaries are anything but generous for Staff Accountants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $33K.


Myrtle Beach is a hot spot for CCU alum. Another city that attracts a wealth of CCU grads is Washington, DC; given its high compensation (approximately $61K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, CCU alumni often reside in Charleston, which is home to the lowest pay at $35K. Charlotte and Columbia are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $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 Bachelor of Science in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of approximately $33K.


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Chanticleers — they earn 14 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among CCU alumni — close to one-seventh of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair portion of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional benefits handed to Coastal Carolina University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of North Carolina at Asheville grads (who make an average of about $48K) earn salaries most similar to CCU alumni. Other schools similar to CCU include Christopher Newport University, California State University-Monterey Bay, and The Evergreen State College.

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


47 %
53 %
$29,586 - $51,657
$32,189 - $62,474
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 33 votes.

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