East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 22,000 people attend East Carolina University, a institution based in Greenville, N.C. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Pirates!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. 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) School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Office Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the health care services industry, the banking industry, and the rehabilitation and health care center industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of ECU earn $51K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $59K after graduating from ECU, the average woman earns only $47K.


Former ECU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to approximately $80K on average) among this alumni group.


Raleigh, N.C. is a hot spot for ECU alum. In addition, former ECU students often head to Durham, N.C. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $125K 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 (around $43K). Nearby Charlotte, N.C. is also a top pick for ECU grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for ECU grads ($103K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to about $35K on average.


Operations Management is a common skill among ECU alumni — nearly one-tenth of grads mention using it at work. Former Pirates with C# Programming Language experience garner salaries that are 88 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, roughly half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and a majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. A fair number of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. East Carolina University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

University of Arkansas at Little Rock grads report the most similar salaries to ECU alums, earning around $50K on average. East Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, and Middle Tennessee State University are also similar to ECU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1430 1660
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats for East Carolina University (ECU)


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$33,246 - $64,179
$34,800 - $82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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