ECU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the education industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of ECU is $54K.
Male graduates of ECU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $60K versus around $50K for women.
Among ECU alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of approximately $65K, followed by Operations Managers ($62K), and Project Managers ($60K). Office Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $41K.
Home to a large number of ECU alums, Raleigh, N.C. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. ECU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $60K. On the far end of the pay scale, ECU alumni often reside in Wilmington, N.C., which is home to the lowest pay at $47K. Other common destinations for ECU grads include close-by Greenville, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C.
A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from ECU can rake in a whopping average $105K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $43K.
Many ECU grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Pirates with People Management experience garner salaries that are 22 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most survey participants contribute to a 401(k). A large number of alumni receive health insurance, and more than half of alumni get dental coverage. East Carolina University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Median pay for East Tennessee State University grads is around $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of ECU grads. Other schools similar to ECU include South Carolina State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University.