New Mexico State University - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than New Mexico State University. It is a university based in Las Cruces, N.M. that is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Alumni

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Electrical Engineer
22 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
18 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
11 salaries
Operations Manager
9 salaries
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Mental Health Therapist
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 693

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About This School

2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

New Mexico State University


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Graduates of NMSU earn $59K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average approximately $68K per year compared to females' $48K.


Just under one in three NMSU students choose to remain in Las Cruces, N.M. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $48K. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Denver, Colo., a top-paying city for NMSU grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of around $100K). Las Vegas, Nev. and Santa Fe, N.M. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) from NMSU can rake in a whopping average $96K per year, more than any other degree from this school. An Associate's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $24K.


For former Aggies, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 60 percent more than other alumni salaries. NMSU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of former students enjoy paid vacation and sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of grads report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. New Mexico State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Memphis pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by NMSU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to NMSU include Texas Tech University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of North Texas.

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