East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 12,000 people attend East Tennessee State University, a institution based in Johnson City, Tenn. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Buccaneers!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

984th

20 Year Net ROI 

$161,000

Annual ROI 

5.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$93,200

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619th

Early Career Salary 

$48,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$64,600

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East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$21K$42K$63K
Operations Manager
7 salaries
$60,000  
   
Human Resources (HR) Director
6 salaries
$62,250  
Retail Store Manager
6 salaries
$42,071  
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$48,000  
Director of Operations
5 salaries
$42,000  
Software Developer
5 salaries
$55,000  
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$32,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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About This School

807 University Pky
Johnson City, TN 37614-0000

East Tennessee State University

www.etsu.edu/admissions/

11,820

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

41 %

15 %

64 %

46 %


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Industry

The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, ETSU students earn an average of $60K.

Gender

With a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of this school's graduates who completed the questionnaire.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many ETSU grads prefer to remain in Johnson City; in fact, close to an eighth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. ETSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Bristol, Tenn., which offers a median salary of $104K. Though Nashville, Tenn. takes the cake for lowest pay among ETSU grads (the median salary is $58K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other popular cities for ETSU alumni include nearby Knoxville, Tenn. and Gastonia, N.C.

Degree Major

ETSU students with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) can expect to make the most money (around $82K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $48K.

Skills

Former Buccaneers with Network Management / Administration experience garner salaries that are 46 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among ETSU alumni, with approximately one in ten workers reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Network Management / Administration, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that most alumni are given health coverage, and a strong majority of survey participants accept dental insurance. East Tennessee State University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Illinois State University grads (who make an average of about $60K) earn salaries most similar to ETSU alumni. Other schools similar to ETSU include Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, and East Carolina University.

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Key Stats for East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$68,200
Salary
$30,913 - $77,092
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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