United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Kings Point, N.Y., the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 13-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels
3 salaries
$148,000  
   
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
2 salaries
$72,283  
Project Manager, Engineering
2 salaries
$124,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$147,900  
Marine Engineer
2 salaries
$80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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About This School

300 Steamboat Rd
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy

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State School, Engineering

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Industry

Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy work in a variety of sectors including the medical device manufacturing industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and the engineering services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Starting salaries of $98K are the median among United States Merchant Marine Academy grads.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $97K after graduating from United States Merchant Marine Academy, the average woman earns only $64K. Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

In a competition to see who makes the most bank after graduating, those who become Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels and Mechanical Engineers would definitely win; on average, these alumni haul in $148K every year. Close behind are Engineering Project Managers (about $124K). Medical Devices Quality Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $72K.

Locations

Many United States Merchant Marine Academy grads flock to Seattle, Wash. It is no surprise that Miami, Fla., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $141K), is another of the most popular spots for former United States Merchant Marine Academy students. United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni in Memphis, Tenn. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $72K. Other cities of interest include Philadelphia, Pa. and Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Management leads to the highest pay for United States Merchant Marine Academy grads ($105K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering — their annual income amounts to approximately $80K on average.

Skills

Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 65 percent for United States Merchant Marine Academy grads. United States Merchant Marine Academy grads are usually competent in Project Management, and close to two-fifths of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

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. Almost all former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Nearly all alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of former students receive dental plans, too. Alumni of United States Merchant Marine Academy also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, United States Coast Guard Academy grads (who make an average of $94K) earn salaries most similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni. SUNY Maritime College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Maine Maritime Academy are also similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Key Stats for United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
Salary
$64,000
Salary
$71,616 - $130,825
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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