East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Alumni Average Salary

East Tennessee State University, a school in Johnson City, Tenn., has roughly 12,000 undergrads. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Buccaneers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The figures in this rundown were provided by ETSU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Median Salary by Job


Senior Accountant
8 profiles

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
7 profiles

Graphic Designer
7 profiles

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Human Resources (HR) Director
7 profiles

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
5 profiles

Retail Store Manager
5 profiles

Data Analyst
5 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 498
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About This School

1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614

East Tennessee State University



Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. ETSU graduates see an average starting salary of around $58K.


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


Johnson City, Tenn. is a hot spot for ETSU alum. With a median salary of approximately $104K, Bristol, Tenn. represents the highest-paid city popular among ETSU grads. Knoxville, Tenn. is a popular spot for former ETSU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $38K. Other cities of interest among ETSU alumni include nearby Nashville, Tenn. and Gastonia, N.C.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) earns ETSU students the most money after college (an average $82K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — their annual income amounts to about $48K on average.


Roughly one in ten ETSU grads wind up using Microsoft Word at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Buccaneers with System Administration experience garner salaries that are 24 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of grads receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that East Tennessee State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Median pay for Indiana University of Pennsylvania grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of ETSU grads. Other schools similar to ETSU include Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, and East Carolina University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
840 1130
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for East Tennessee State University (ETSU)


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