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 13-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. Replies from former United States Merchant Marine Academy students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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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.
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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  
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: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Among United States Merchant Marine Academy grads, the medical device manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy make an average of $100K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $98K per year, but the second group takes home only $64K. The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who become Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels and Mechanical Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making $148K on average yearly. Engineering Project Managers are likewise ahead of the pack at $124K a year. On the lower end, Medical Devices Quality Engineers report making about $72K.

Locations

Seattle, Wash. is a hub for United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates — a large number call this city home. The top-paying city popular with United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni is Miami, Fla., which offers a median salary of approximately $141K. 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 $72K. Philadelphia, Pa. and Los Angeles, Calif. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Management and earn a median salary of $105K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $80K.

Skills

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 62 percent more than other alumni (about $162K on average). Project Management is a common skill among United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni — two in five grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; nearly all grads are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of former students report dental coverage, too. Almost all survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by United States Merchant Marine Academy grads 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 approximately $102K) 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.

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Key Stats for United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
Salary
$64,000
Salary
$71,760 - $129,654
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
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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