East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni Average Salary

East Carolina University, a school in Greenville, N.C., has roughly 22,000 undergrads. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Pirates!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This report is based on the responses of ECU graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Project Manager, Construction
19 salaries
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Account Manager
12 salaries
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
11 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Process Engineer
10 salaries
Construction Estimator
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,248

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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 banking industry, and the rehabilitation and health care center industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Graduates of ECU earn about $51K on average.


Male graduates of ECU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $59K versus around $46K for women.


The most lucrative professionals among ECU alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $80K.


The most popular destination for former ECU students is Raleigh, N.C. With a median salary of $125K, Durham, N.C. represents the highest-paid city popular among ECU grads. East Carolina University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Greenville despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($43K). Other common destinations for ECU grads include close-by Charlotte, N.C. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for ECU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to $103K per year). A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $35K.


Former Pirates with Sales Management abilities can expect to make 42 percent more than their former classmates (about $72K). ECU grads are usually competent in Operations Management, and close to one-tenth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alums are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of grads report dental coverage, too. A fair number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. 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

University of Arkansas at Little Rock grads bring in salaries of around around $50K, making them the most similar to ECU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to ECU include East Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, and Middle Tennessee State University.

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Key Stats for East Carolina University (ECU)


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$33,246 - $64,179
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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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1-4 years
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