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Average Salary for East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni

East Carolina University is a public research university based in Greenville, N.C. that is home to around 21,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Pirates!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
777
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
268
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
358
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$41,200
East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Project Manager, Construction
13 salaries
$60,629  
   
Operations Manager
11 salaries
$64,341  
Office Manager
7 salaries
$38,756  
Administrative Assistant
5 salaries
$32,713  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$60,327  
Elementary School Teacher
5 salaries
$31,123  
Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
$57,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 657
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East Carolina University (ECU) Details

Address:

East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Website:

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

21,298

Categories:

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

58 %

% STEM:

13 %

% Stay In State:

69 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

33 %
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Industry

Graduates of ECU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the banking industry, the education industry, and clinical care are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the health care industry. Following graduation, ECU students earn an average of $51K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $49K where the average male graduate hauls home about $59K.

Jobs

In the ECU alumni professional community, Physical Therapists make the highest median pay ($70K), though Operations Managers (approximately $64K), and Construction Project Managers ($61K) are close competitors. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Elementary School Teachers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $31K.

Locations

Raleigh is filled with ECU grads. It is no surprise that Washington, DC, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $68K), is another of the most popular spots for former ECU students. ECU grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Greenville despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (around $46K). Close-by Charlotte and Durham are also desirable cities among ECU alumni.

Degree Major

ECU students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money ($139K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Education commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of about $36K.

Skills

Former Pirates with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 29 percent more than other grads' salaries. ECU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alums, and the greater part of alumni report health coverage. A solid majority of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Other benefits that East Carolina University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Middle Tennessee State University graduates, who earn $52K on average, make a similar amount to ECU grads. East Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, and Tennessee State University are also similar to ECU.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1440 1670
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats

Gender

Female

51 %

female alumni

Male

49 %

male alumni
Salary
$31,098 - $65,697
Salary
$35,910 - $79,674

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction


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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 236 votes.
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