Graduates of SUNY Maritime College are found working in a number of different fields including the ship building or repairing industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and energy. The most popular career sector among alumni is the engineering services industry. Those with a degree from SUNY Maritime College make an average of about $105K.
The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).
The biggest paychecks among SUNY Maritime College alumni are earned by Engineering Group Managers — these former students make a median salary of $150K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels ($125K) and Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $113K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Mechanical Engineers who make an average of around $65K.
Many SUNY Maritime College grads end up living in Houston, Texas, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. SUNY Maritime College alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Philadelphia, Pa., which offers a median salary of $124K. Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among SUNY Maritime College grads (the median salary is $94K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest include Norfolk, Va. and San Diego, Calif.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns SUNY Maritime College students the most money after college (an average $240K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ($60K on average annually).
Just under a third of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. SUNY Maritime College grads who have experience with People Management can expect to make 25 percent more than other alumni (about $132K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a large number of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Alumni of SUNY Maritime College also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.
United States Merchant Marine Academy grads report the most similar salaries to SUNY Maritime College alums, earning $103K on average. The United States Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Maine Maritime Academy are also similar to SUNY Maritime College.