Average Salary for Hood College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Hood College, a institution based in Frederick, Md. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701



Private School

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Graduates of Hood College work in a variety of sectors including insurance, the telecommunications industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is IT consulting. Those with a degree from Hood College make an average of $62K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $70K whereas the men's median is about $92K.


The most generous salaries among Hood College alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers whose earnings come to approximately $112K on average.


Graduates of Hood College seem to enjoy living in Frederick, and approximately one-fourth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Hood College grads also flock to Frederick, Md., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $96K). On the other end, Hood College grads flock to Columbia, Md., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $47K. Other common destinations include Washington, DC and Baltimore, Md.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hood College grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting (average earnings climb to $113K per year). Those with a B.A. in History face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $41K per year.


For Hood College grads, proficiency in Microsoft Word warrants a paycheck that is 69 percent more than other alumni salaries. One in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Financial Analysis, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a fair number of former students also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Hood College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Median pay for Hampton University grads is about $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


67 %
33 %
$34,610 - $92,706
$58,233 - $109,775
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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