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

The United States Military Academy is a university based in West Point. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed towards men with a male-to-female ratio of 16-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women. This report is based on the answers of United States Military Academy graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Management Consultant
6 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
6 salaries
Production Supervisor
5 salaries
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Details

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

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The United States Military Academy alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the military or armed forces industry. Among United States Military Academy grads, IT services is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of United States Military Academy is about $101K.


Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio. After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn approximately $98K per year compared to females' $77K.


The United States Military Academy alumni who make the most are VPs of Operations; they report a median pay of $190K. Chief Operating Officers and Management Consultants draw in a fair amount as well — around $183K and $104K. Production Supervisors face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $73K.


Washington, DC is a hot spot for United States Military Academy alum. The top-paying city popular with United States Military Academy alumni is Seattle, which offers median salaries of about $121K. United States Military Academy alumni in Dallas can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $91K. In addition, grads flock to Chicago as well as Atlanta.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid United States Military Academy alumni are those with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) — they earn close to around $203K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers the lowest annual financial reward (approximately $60K).


Just under a third of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Strategic Planning seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 51 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($153K). In addition, those who are savvy in Leadership, Operations Management, and Strategic Planning are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. The greater part of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a solid majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by United States Military Academy grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, United States Naval Academy grads (who make an average of $101K) earn salaries most similar to United States Military Academy alumni. The United States Air Force Academy, SUNY at Purchase College, and Charter Oak State College are also similar to United States Military Academy.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1700 2030
ACT Scores 25 31

Key Stats

7 %
93 %
$26,553 - $108,090
$61,018 - $123,817
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
$76,302 - $176,757
$101,736 - $126,123
$83,776 - $130,257
$80,000 - $112,000

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