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

The United States Military Academy, a school in West Point, N.Y., has roughly 5,000 undergrads. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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10th

Early Career Salary 

$82,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$127,000

% High Meaning 

61 %

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United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Army Officer
14 salaries
$70,841  
   
Operations Manager
10 salaries
$91,279  
Program Project Manager
8 salaries
$105,171  
Director of Operations
7 salaries
$142,431  
Vice President (VP), Operations
5 salaries
$159,757  
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
$72,000  
Intelligence Analyst
4 salaries
$76,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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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State School, Sober School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

The United States Military Academy alumni can most commonly be found in the military or armed forces industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the telecommunications industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in IT services. Those with an education from the United States Military Academy earn an average of $116K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $106K per year, but the second group takes home only $56K. Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.

Jobs

United States Military Academy grads who become Chief Operating Officers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $178K annually. However, Operations Research Managers and Management Consultants also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $133K and $107K, respectively). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Area Operations Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $67K.

Locations

Many United States Military Academy grads flock to Seattle, Wash. It is also not uncommon to find former United States Military Academy students living and working in Raleigh, N.C. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $155K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among United States Military Academy grads is Austin, Texas (median compensation is approximately $74K). Other popular cities include San Francisco, Calif. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

United States Military Academy grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and earn a median salary of $166K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Management commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $70K.

Skills

Many United States Military Academy grads have knowledge of Project Management, with about one in three alumni using this program on the clock. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 33 percent for United States Military Academy grads. Operations Management, Leadership, and Team Leadership are among other dominant skills.

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-fourth of alumni for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of respondents contribute to a 401(k). For this school, a large number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a large number of grads pick up dental plans, too. United States Military Academy graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to United States Military Academy include the United States Air Force Academy, SUNY at Purchase College, and Charter Oak State College. Compared to grads of similar schools, United States Military Academy grads report higher earnings on average, though they are closest to United States Naval Academy alums, who earn about $100K on average.

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %
Salary
$56,418
Salary
$62,737 - $130,424
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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