East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni Average Salary

East Carolina University, a school in Greenville, N.C., has roughly 22,000 undergrads. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Project Manager, Construction
20 salaries
Software Engineer
14 salaries
Account Manager
12 salaries
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
11 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Construction Estimator
10 salaries
Process Engineer
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,267

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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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Graduates of ECU go into the health care services industry, the consulting industry, and the wholesale distribution industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Starting salaries of around $50K are the median among ECU grads.


In the ECU alumni community, men make a median salary of $59K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $46K.


In the ECU alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay (approximately $80K).


A large number of students head to Raleigh, N.C. after college. ECU grads also flock to Durham, N.C., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $125K). Relative to other popular cities, Greenville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $43K); however, East Carolina University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Nearby Charlotte, N.C. is also a top pick for ECU grads, as is Richmond, Va.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from ECU can rake in a whopping average $103K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.


Proficiency in Operations Management is common among ECU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a tenth of former students report doing so. For former Pirates, proficiency in C# Programming Language warrants a paycheck that is nearly double other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, close to half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of alumni report dental coverage, too. A fair number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. East Carolina University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Arkansas at Little Rock grads is $50K, making their salaries most similar to those of ECU grads. Other schools similar to ECU include East Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, and Middle Tennessee State University.

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$33,246 - $64,179
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based on 3 votes.
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1-4 years
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