Average Salary for United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a university based in Kings Point, N.Y. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 16-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The data for this synopsis comes from former United States Merchant Marine Academy students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Marine Engineer
3 salaries
$83,007  
   
Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels
3 salaries
$148,000  
Director of Operations
2 salaries
$118,500  
Project Manager, Engineering
2 salaries
$124,000  
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
2 salaries
$72,283  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$147,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

The United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the medical device manufacturing industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is approximately $106K.

Gender

In the United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni community, men make a median salary of around $98K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $64K. Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents.

Jobs

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who become Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels and Mechanical Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $148K on average annually. However, Engineering Project Managers don't do badly either at about $124K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers pick up $72K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Seattle, Wash. is filled with United States Merchant Marine Academy grads. It is also not uncommon to find former United States Merchant Marine Academy students living and working in Miami, Fla. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $141K. On the other hand, United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni who end up in Memphis, Tenn. receive the lowest median salary of 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 (approximately $124K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $80K on average per year.

Skills

Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 53 percent for United States Merchant Marine Academy grads. Proficiency in Project Management is common among United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about two in five former students report doing so. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of grads sign up for dental plans. United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of United States Military Academy pick up average paychecks of $100K, which is closest to the amount made by United States Merchant Marine Academy grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy include SUNY Maritime College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Key Stats for United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %
Salary
$64,000
Salary
$71,880 - $129,853
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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