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

The United States Military Academy is based in West Point. With a male-to-female ratio of 17-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. This report is based on the answers of United States Military Academy graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni

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Management Consultant
6 salaries
$105,000  
   
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
5 salaries
$178,303  
Production Supervisor
4 salaries
$72,877  
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
$90,200  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
4 salaries
$106,385  
Vice President (VP), Sales
3 salaries
$120,000  
Operations Manager
3 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

admissions.usma.edu/

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State School, Sober School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of the United States Military Academy are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the military or armed forces industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is IT services. The average starting salary for a graduate of United States Military Academy is $102K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $79K where the average male graduate hauls home around $99K. Students who graduate from this school are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.

Jobs

The United States Military Academy alumni who make the most are Chief Operating Officers; they report a median pay of $183K. Management Consultants and Information Technology Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $105K and about $99K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Production Supervisors; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $73K.

Locations

Home to a large number of United States Military Academy alums, Washington, DC is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Seattle is also a common destination for United States Military Academy grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $120K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by United States Military Academy alumni is Dallas, where earnings average approximately $91K. Chicago is also a top pick, as is Atlanta.

Degree Major

United States Military Academy students with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) can expect to make the most money ($203K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are the lowest of the pack, earning $60K.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among United States Military Academy alumni — just under one in three grads mention using it at work. United States Military Academy grads who have experience with Strategic Planning can expect to make 52 percent more than other alumni (about $155K on average). Proficiency in Leadership, Operations Management, and Budget Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and the greater part of graduates accept dental insurance. The greater part of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Alumni of United States Military Academy also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

United States Merchant Marine Academy grads report the most similar salaries to United States Military Academy alums, earning $101K on average. Other schools similar to United States Military Academy include the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and SUNY at Purchase 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
$26,356 - $110,000
Salary
$61,205 - $123,906
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
$76,302 - $176,757
$83,776 - $130,257
$100,000 - $125,478
$80,000 - $112,000

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