East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 22,000 people attend East Carolina University, a institution based in Greenville, N.C. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Pirates!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The figures in this overview come from the responses of ECU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni

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Project Manager, Construction
23 salaries
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Account Manager
12 salaries
Office Manager
10 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Construction Estimator
7 salaries
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,232
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About This School

East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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ECU alumni can most commonly be found in the health care services industry, the financial services industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, ECU students earn an average of $51K.


In the ECU alumni community, men make a median salary of about $60K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $49K.


In the ECU alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay (around $63K), though Construction Project Managers and Account Managers (both at $60K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Office Managers who make an average of $31K.


Many ECU grads end up living in Raleigh, N.C., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former ECU students often head to Durham, N.C. after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $72K in this top-paying city. East Carolina University alumni often stay in Greenville following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities ($44K). Other common destinations for ECU grads include close-by Charlotte, N.C. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

ECU students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management can expect to make the most money (about $135K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Communication ($35K on average annually).


Many former ECU students are familiar with Project Management, and one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Pirates — they earn 20 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alums are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of grads report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. East Carolina University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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