East Carolina University (ECU) Alumni Average Salary

East Carolina University, a school in Greenville, N.C., has roughly 22,000 undergrads. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Pirates!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This report is based on the responses of ECU graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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East Carolina University (ECU) Median Salary by Job


Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
20 profiles

Project Manager, Construction
15 profiles

Account Manager
10 profiles

United States (change)

Operations Manager
10 profiles

Quality Manager
9 profiles

9 profiles

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
9 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,225
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About This School

East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353



Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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ECU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care services industry, the banking industry, and the rehabilitation and health care center industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Starting salaries of around $51K 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 $48K.


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


Raleigh, N.C. is a hub for ECU graduates — a large number call this city home. ECU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Durham, N.C., which offers a median salary of $125K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Greenville at $43K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of East Carolina University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Graduates of ECU also relocate to Charlotte, N.C., which is not far away, and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for ECU grads (about $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 around $35K on average.


Operations Management is a popular skill among ECU alumni, with about a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. C# Programming Language commands a pay premium of 88 percent for former Pirates. Competency in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under a third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A fair number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. A strong majority of former students receive health insurance, and more than half of grads get dental coverage. Other benefits that East Carolina University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for Middle Tennessee State University grads is approximately $53K, making their salaries most similar to those of ECU grads. East Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, and Tennessee State University are also similar to ECU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1430 1670
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats for East Carolina University (ECU)


54 %
46 %
$33,119 - $64,667
$34,567 - $72,920

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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