Former United States Merchant Marine Academy graduates bring in $142K on average.
United States Merchant Marine Academy grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) and earn a median salary of $144K per year. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($129K).
Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 9 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $129K). A majority of United States Merchant Marine Academy grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just two-fifths of alumni for sick time. Health benefits extend to a fair number of alumni, and nearly all graduates also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by United States Merchant Marine Academy grads include tuition reimbursement and a casual working environment.
United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni report average salaries that are more comfortable than graduates of like-minded schools, and their salaries are most in line with Massachusetts Maritime Academy grads who make an average of $120K. SUNY Maritime College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Maine Maritime Academy are also similar to United States Merchant Marine Academy.