New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) Alumni Average Salary

Around 2,000 undergrads attend the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, a school in Socorro, N.M.. The school sits in the top 7 percent of universities by return on investment. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The data for this snapshot was collected from New Mexico Tech graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College Salary Report

55th

Early Career Salary 

$57,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$106,000

% High Meaning 

67 %

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
$68,899  
   
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$74,000  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$71,000  
Environmental Engineer
3 salaries
$59,000  
Senior Hydrogeologist
3 salaries
$98,710  
Senior Project Engineer
3 salaries
$99,000  
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
$120,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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About This School

801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

1,604

State School, Engineering

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Industry

The majority of alumni accept jobs in the aerospace and defense industry. In line with impressive SAT scores, New Mexico Tech grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Those with an education from New Mexico Tech earn an average of $83K.

Gender

Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $60K whereas the men's median is $86K.

Jobs

The New Mexico Tech alumni who make the most are Petroleum Engineers; they report a median pay of approximately $147K. Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $88K. On the lower end, Hydrogeologists report making about $70K.

Locations

Home to a large number of New Mexico Tech alums, Albuquerque, N.M. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of New Mexico Tech grads is Farmington, N.M.; given its high compensation ($128K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with New Mexico Tech alumni is Artesia, N.M., which offers a median salary of about $82K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico Tech can rake in a whopping average $143K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Engineering Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $83K per year.

Skills

Competency in Linux translates into above-average pay for former Miners — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. New Mexico Tech alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with slightly less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Engineering Design, C++, and Labview are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. Most graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to most alums as well. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compared to grads of similar schools, New Mexico Tech grads report higher earnings on average, though they are closest to Midwestern State University alums, who earn $67K on average. Other schools similar to New Mexico Tech include Western New Mexico University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Texas at El Paso.

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Key Stats for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech)

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %
Salary
$60,083
Salary
$60,930 - $121,542
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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