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

Students of the United States Merchant Marine Academy call Kings Point home for four years. With a male-to-female ratio of 15-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels
3 salaries
$148,000  
   
Marine Engineer
3 salaries
$83,007  
Director of Operations
2 salaries
$118,500  
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
2 salaries
$72,283  
Project Manager, Engineering
2 salaries
$124,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$147,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, insurance, and the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry. The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates tend to bring in approximately $107K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $103K per year compared to females' $78K. Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Jobs

The United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni who make the most are Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels; they report a median pay of around $148K. Directors of Operations and Project Management Directors draw in a fair amount as well — about $119K and $105K. Construction Project Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $57K.

Locations

Many United States Merchant Marine Academy students are Seattle-bound following college. United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Miami, which offers median salaries of approximately $141K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni is Memphis, which offers median salaries of $72K. San Diego and Houston are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering — they earn close to $167K per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $84K per year.

Skills

More than a third of United States Merchant Marine Academy grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for United States Merchant Marine Academy grads — they earn 26 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Systems Engineering, and Budget Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. A solid majority of grads receive health insurance, and a fair portion of survey participants get dental coverage. The greater part of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, United States Military Academy grads (who make an average of $97K) earn salaries most similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni. SUNY Maritime College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy are also similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Key Stats for United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
Salary
$78,000
Salary
$73,133 - $132,389
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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