did some of you guys even bother to read the list all the way to the bottom???
[B]* Data represents those in the civilian labor force, not active service members. (THIS IS AT THE BOTTOM, the rest in bold is from methodology description page)
Note: The alumni sample considered for the military schools (e.g., The United States Air Force Academy) only includes those who are currently in the civilian labor force and does not include alumni who are active service members.
Starting Employees: These are full-time employees with five years of experience or less in their career or field who hold a bachelor’s degree and no higher degrees.
For the graduates in this data set, the typical (median) starting employee is 25 years old and has two years of experience.[/B]
“Either way, if it’s basing that on what they earn AFTER their commitment to the Navy has ended and they return to the private sector, …”
yes, that’s is exactly what it is saying.
and purely based on private sector starting salary, annapolis and west point are 1 and 2 on the list.
there is no aberration in the list. 5-7 yrs experience active duty does not always translate to some perfect match job in the private world. there are plenty of grads from those 2 schools who are not degreed in high profile majors such as physics, engineering, chemistry, etc. there are plenty of poli sci majors, history majors, etc.
the list is interactive and can be sorted ascedning/descending based on the criteria in all columns.