Average Salary for Hood College Alumni

Hood College is a university based in Frederick. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Hood College grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Hood College Alumni

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Claims Adjuster Trainee
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
United States (change)

About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701



Private School

66 %

16 %

60 %

27 %

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Hood College alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the telecommunications industry, the education industry, and insurance. The majority of Hood College alumni wind up in IT consulting. Typical pay for those who graduated from Hood College amounts to around $62K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $92K after graduating from Hood College, the average woman earns only $73K.


The Hood College alumni who make the most are Contracts Managers; they report a median pay of about $116K. Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $112K. Claims Adjuster Trainees get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $44K in this job.


Hood College alumni seldom move away from Frederick after college; in fact, just over a fifth of former students find lasting work in the city they adore. It is also not uncommon to find former Hood College students living and working in Baltimore — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $105K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Hood College alumni is Hagerstown, which offers median salaries of about $45K. Washington, DC and Rockville are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Hood College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting and earn $113K per year. A B.A. in History is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $41K.


Nearly one in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of HTML seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 78 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($110K). Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of graduates receive dental plans, too. A solid majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Hood College also take in life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Hampton University grads is around $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of Hood College grads. Other schools similar to Hood College include Mount St Mary's University, Carlow University, and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Hood College


66 %
34 %
$34,125 - $96,853
$35,745 - $111,988
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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