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Average Salary for Navy War College Alumni

Navy War College grads can expect to earn between around $65K and about $127K. The data in this summary come from Navy War College alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

Navy War College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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.
Admissions Director (College/University)
2 salaries
Chief of Staff
2 salaries
Intelligence Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The government industry is not a popular industry for Navy War College grads, and about five percent of them wind up in the field. Following graduation, Navy War College students earn an average of $128K.


The Navy War College alumni who make the most are Chief of Staffs; they report a median pay of $127K. Intelligence Analysts draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $85K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are College Admissions Directors — they bring in $65K.


A large number of students head to Washington, DC after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Navy War College students living and working in Denver — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $200K. Arlington is a popular spot for former Navy War College students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $95K. Newport and Mobile are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Navy War College alumni are those with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) — they earn close to $215K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $85K.


Just under a third of Navy War College grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. New Business Development commands a pay premium of 80 percent for Navy War College grads. Experience with Strategic Planning, Operations Management, and Research Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a solid majority of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to the greater part of survey participants, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Navy War College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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23 %
77 %
$86,476 - $125,126
$51,600 - $160,538
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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