Average Salary for Hood College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Hood College, a institution based in Frederick, Md. The data for this synopsis comes from former Hood College students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Hood College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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Claims Adjuster Trainee
2 salaries
$44,410  
   
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$111,800  
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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

www.hood.edu/admission/

1,388

Private School

66 %

16 %

60 %

27 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

Hood College alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include insurance, the health care services industry, and the computer or network security services industry. A large chunk of former Hood College students are employed in the medical research industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Following graduation, Hood College students earn an average of around $62K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $91K per year compared to females' approximately $74K.

Jobs

Hood College grads who become Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $112K annually.

Locations

Graduates of Hood College seem to enjoy living in Frederick, and close to one-fourth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Frederick, Md. is another hot spot for Hood College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $96K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Hood College alumni is Columbia, Md., which offers a median salary of $47K. Neighboring Baltimore, Md. is another common pick among Hood College grads, along with Hagerstown, Md.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Hood College alumni are those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) — they earn close to $110K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($56K).

Skills

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 (approximately $100K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Hood College alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in eight former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and most grads sign up for dental plans. Hood College grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Hampton University grads report the most similar salaries to Hood College alums, earning around $64K on average. Mount St Mary's University, Carlow University, and Franciscan University of Steubenville are also similar to Hood College.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Hood College

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %
Salary
$34,836 - $95,865
Salary
$57,690 - $110,792
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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