Average Salary for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni

Around 5,000 people attend the United States Military Academy, a institution based in West Point, N.Y. This summary is derived from information given by United States Military Academy grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Read More
United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point 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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Management Consultant
6 salaries
$105,000  
   
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
5 salaries
$178,303  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
$106,385  
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
$90,200  
Operations Manager
3 salaries
$70,000  
Vice President (VP), Sales
3 salaries
$120,000  
Production Supervisor
3 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
West Point, NY 10996-1905

United States Military Academy, United States Military Academy (USMA) at Westpoint, West Point

admissions.usma.edu/

4,591

State School, Sober School, For Sports Fans

84 %

39 %

7 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the consulting industry, and the construction industry are popular business areas among the United States Military Academy alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is IT services. Starting salaries of $103K are the median among United States Military Academy grads.

Gender

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. It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $75K whereas the men's median is $102K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among United States Military Academy alumni are Chief Operating Officers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $178K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $120K and around $106K, respectively, are VPs of Sales and Information Technology Project Managers. Operations Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $70K.

Locations

Many United States Military Academy grads flock to Chicago, Ill. In addition, former United States Military Academy students often head to Seattle, Wash. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $120K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, United States Military Academy alumni who end up in Washington, DC receive the lowest median salary of $95K. Other popular cities include Atlanta, Ga. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid United States Military Academy alumni are those with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) — they earn close to $203K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $56K.

Skills

Many former United States Military Academy students are familiar with Project Management, and slightly less than a third of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 51 percent for United States Military Academy grads. Operations Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a large number of respondents receive dental plans, too. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). United States Military Academy alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

United States Naval Academy graduates, who earn around $104K on average, make a similar amount to United States Military Academy grads. Other schools similar to United States Military Academy include the United States Air Force Academy, SUNY at Purchase College, and Charter Oak State College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1730 2050
ACT Scores 27 30

Key Stats for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %
Salary
$57,912 - $157,000
Salary
$62,342 - $128,176
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
$56,906 - $97,448
$117,447
$130,000
$85,989 - $131,607
$78,617 - $113,945
$98,264 - $127,171
$80,000 - $155,000

More Salary Charts for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point

Most Popular Job for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular Years Experience for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular Employer Name for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular City for United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni
Median Salary Charts


United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.