Average Salary for Hood College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Hood College, a institution based in Frederick, Md. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701



Private School

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Professionally, the health care services industry, IT consulting, and the medical research industry are popular business areas among Hood College alumni. The telecommunications industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, Hood College students earn an average of $62K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $91K after graduating from Hood College, the average woman earns only $70K.


Among Hood College graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers, who haul in approximately $112K on average.


Hood College alumni like Frederick so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with nearly one in four grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with Hood College alumni is Frederick, Md., which offers a median salary of about $96K. Hood College alumni in Columbia, Md. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $47K. Nearby Baltimore, Md. is also a top pick for Hood College grads, as is Hagerstown, Md.

Degree Major

Hood College grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $105K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $53K per year.


Hood College grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and approximately one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Hood College grads with C++ abilities can expect to make 61 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $100K). Proficiency in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. To plan for old age, nearly all graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a large number of graduates, and almost all survey participants report health coverage. Hood College graduates also take advantage 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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