Hood College Alumni Average Salary

Hood College is a university based in Frederick, Md. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701



Private School

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Graduates of Hood College go into the health care services industry, IT consulting, and the medical research industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the telecommunications industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Hood College amounts to $62K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $70K on average compared to approximately $91K for male graduates.


Among Hood College alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $112K.


Hood College students enjoy their time in Frederick, and approximately one-fourth of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Frederick, Md. is also a common destination for Hood College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $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. Nearby Baltimore, Md. and Hagerstown, Md. also rank high on the list of cities for Hood College grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Hood College alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to about $105K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $53K.


Hood College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with nearly one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of C++ seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 61 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $100K). Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Project Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. It is no small feat that almost all grads are given health coverage, and most former students accept dental insurance. Almost all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Graduates of Hood College are also recipients of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Alumni of Misericordia University pick up average paychecks of $60K, which is closest to the amount made by Hood College grads among similar schools. 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


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$34,094 - $89,420
$57,690 - $110,792
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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