Average Salary for Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Around 9,000 people attend Coastal Carolina University, a institution based in Conway, S.C. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Chanticleers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The figures in this rundown were provided by CCU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

955
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

346
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

382
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$38,900
Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$38,750  
   
Staff Scientist
2 salaries
$38,248  
Middle School Teacher
2 salaries
$37,445  
Territory Sales Representative
2 salaries
$37,500  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
$62,400  
Volunteer Coordinator
2 salaries
$26,100  
Restaurant Manager
2 salaries
$43,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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About This School

108 James P. Blanton Circle
Conway, SC 29526

www.coastal.edu/admissions/

8,867

State School, For Sports Fans

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39 %


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Industry

CCU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the restaurant industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the public accounting industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Given the high SAT scores reported by CCU grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. The average salary for a grad from CCU is $47K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among CCU alumni are earned by Human Resources Generalists — these former students make a median salary of about $62K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Certified Public Accountants ($49K) and Restaurant Managers ($42K). Volunteer Coordinators pick up $26K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Myrtle Beach, S.C. is filled with CCU grads. CCU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of approximately $50K. Home to the lowest median salary for CCU alumni is Charleston, S.C., a popular place for former students despite its around $34K average paycheck. Other popular cities for CCU alumni include nearby Columbia, S.C. and Conway, S.C.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) will compensate CCU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $83K on average per year. Graduates holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $32K.

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among CCU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-tenth of former students report doing so. Former Chanticleers with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 7 percent more than their former classmates ($50K). Customer Service, Customer Relations, and People Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the former students can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in four survey participants have the luxury of paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of respondents as well. A fair number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Coastal Carolina University alumni include 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 about $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.

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %
Salary
$29,822 - $52,841
Salary
$34,251 - $62,833
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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