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. With a male-to-female ratio of 13-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. The data for this snapshot was collected from United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates who took 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  
   
Project Manager, Engineering
2 salaries
$124,000  
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
2 salaries
$72,283  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$147,900  
Marine Engineer
2 salaries
$80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates see an average starting salary of $98K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is about $97K, but the median for the latter is only $64K. The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).

Jobs

Among United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates, the biggest earners are Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels and Mechanical Engineers, who haul in approximately $148K on average. Engineering Project Managers do well for themselves as well, making $124K. Salaries are anything but generous for Medical Devices Quality Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $72K.

Locations

Seattle, Wash. is a hot spot for United States Merchant Marine Academy alum. The top-paying city popular with United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni is Miami, Fla., which offers a median salary of around $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 popular cities include Philadelphia, Pa. and Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $105K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $80K per year.

Skills

United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with about two-fifths of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. United States Merchant Marine Academy grads with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 65 percent more than their former classmates ($162K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). Almost all alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to the vast majority of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of former students as well. United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as 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 around $104K) 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
$71,616 - $130,825

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$72,283

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