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

The United States Military Academy is a university based in West Point, N.Y. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. This summary is derived from information given by United States Military Academy grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College Salary Report

10th

Early Career Salary 

$78,500

% High Meaning 

61.0%

Mid-Career Salary 

$120,000

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United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$70K$140K$210K
Management Consultant
5 salaries
$105,000  
   
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
$90,200  
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
4 salaries
$181,564  
Area Operations Manager
2 salaries
$66,750  
Operations Research Manager
2 salaries
$132,500  
Regional Sales Manager
2 salaries
$95,000  
Account Executive
2 salaries
$55,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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

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Industry

The United States Military Academy alumni can most commonly be found in the military or armed forces industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among United States Military Academy grads, IT services is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of the United States Military Academy earn $115K on average.

Gender

In the United States Military Academy alumni community, men make a median salary of about $106K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $70K. 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

The most generous salaries among United States Military Academy alumni are reportedly earned by Chief Operating Officers, whose median earnings come to $178K, followed by Research & Development Directors ($159K) and Operations Research Managers ($133K). Production Supervisors face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $70K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former United States Military Academy students is Chicago, Ill. In addition, former United States Military Academy students often head to Dallas, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $179K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with United States Military Academy alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of approximately $97K. Seattle, Wash. is also a common pick among United States Military Academy grads, along with Irvine, Calif.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering leads to the highest pay for United States Military Academy grads ($150K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $56K on average per year.

Skills

United States Military Academy grads with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 54 percent more than other grads' salaries. United States Military Academy grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one-third of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Leadership, Budget Management, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of grads, and most former students sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits awarded to United States Military Academy alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

United States Naval Academy grads report the most similar salaries to United States Military Academy alums, earning $108K on average. The United States Air Force Academy, SUNY at Purchase College, and Charter Oak State College are also similar to United States Military Academy.

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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
5 %
Male
95 %
Salary
$70,000
Salary
$64,673 - $133,293
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
$85,989 - $131,607
$98,264 - $127,171
$106,000

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