Hood College Alumni Average Salary

Hood College, a school in Frederick, Md., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Hood College Alumni

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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

www.hood.edu/admission/

1,388

Private School

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16 %

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Industry

Graduates of Hood College go into the medical research industry, IT consulting, and the telecommunications industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Hood College amounts to $63K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $74K per year compared to men, who earn $92K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Hood College alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make an average about $112K per year.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Hood College grads prefer to remain in Frederick; in fact, roughly a fourth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Frederick, Md. is also a common destination for Hood College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $96K. Though Columbia, Md. takes the cake for lowest pay among Hood College grads (the median salary is $47K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Baltimore, Md. is another common pick among Hood College grads, along with Hagerstown, Md.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hood College grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to $105K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree (about $54K on average annually).

Skills

Hood College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with roughly a sixth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 47 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $92K). In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in five survey participants, respectively). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and most grads report dental coverage, too. Most former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Alumni of Hood College also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $62K for Misericordia University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Hood College grads. Mount St Mary's University, Carlow University, and Franciscan University of Steubenville are also similar to Hood College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1370 1710
ACT Scores 18 25

Key Stats for Hood College

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %
Salary
$33,776 - $91,000
Salary
$47,250 - $111,988
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Job Satisfaction

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

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