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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College ROI Report

352nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$357,000

Annual ROI 

7.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$127,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

271st

Early Career Salary 

$48,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$85,300

% High Meaning 

66 %

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Electrical Engineer
23 salaries
$77,289  
   
Mechanical Engineer
18 salaries
$67,727  
Senior Software Engineer
10 salaries
$95,000  
Senior Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
$82,424  
Mental Health Therapist
8 salaries
$49,009  
Software Engineer
7 salaries
$69,366  
Operations Manager
7 salaries
$49,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 699
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About This School

2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

New Mexico State University

prospective.nmsu.edu

13,582

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

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

Gender

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

Locations

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats for New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$20,608 - $60,782
Salary
$47,344 - $88,638
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

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

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