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

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a university based in Kings Point. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 15-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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  
Project Manager, Construction
2 salaries
$57,100  
Director of Operations
2 salaries
$118,500  
Project Management Director
2 salaries
$105,000  
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
2 salaries
$72,283  
Management Consultant
2 salaries
$88,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Details

300 Steamboat Rd
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699

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Industry

The United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, insurance, and the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the engineering services industry. Graduates of United States Merchant Marine Academy typically earn $106K.

Gender

The number of male graduates outweighs the number of women; the school has a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $78K per year compared to men, who earn $101K.

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 about $148K. Engineering Project Managers and Directors of Operations draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $124K and $119K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Construction Project Managers — they bring in around $57K.

Locations

Home to a large number of United States Merchant Marine Academy alums, Seattle is by far the most attractive city for these former students. United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Miami, which offers median salaries of approximately $141K. Though Memphis takes the cake for lowest pay among United States Merchant Marine Academy grads (the median salary is $72K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other popular cities include San Diego and Houston.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $167K per year, United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science offers the lowest annual financial reward (around $84K).

Skills

Budget Management commands a pay premium of 28 percent for United States Merchant Marine Academy grads. Project Management is a popular skill among United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni, with more than a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Systems Engineering, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just one in three grads report compensation for sick days and only one in four survey participants get vacation time. The greater part of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and most alumni report dental coverage, too. 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

Median pay for United States Military Academy grads is $97K, making their salaries most similar to those of United States Merchant Marine Academy grads. SUNY Maritime College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy are also similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT critical reading score is not included.
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Key Stats

Female
5 %
Male
95 %
Salary
$78,000
Salary
$72,384 - $131,137
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
36%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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