Average Salary for University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Nestled away in El Paso, Texas, the student population at The University of Texas at El Paso, a public research school, is roughly 19,000. This report is based on the responses of UTEP graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Software Developer
10 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
4 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
United States (change)

About This School

500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968-0691

University of Texas at El Paso


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

39 %

17 %

78 %

67 %

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The health care industry, public K-12 education, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which the UTEP grads find work. The majority of UTEP alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Graduates of UTEP typically earn $60K.


The most lucrative professionals among UTEP alumni are Chief Financial Officers; they earn a median annual salary of around $98K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $79K and $72K are Software Engineers and Operations Managers. Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $30K.


For reasons other than money, UTEP grads are most commonly found still living in El Paso, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $52K). On the flipside, UTEP grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Houston where median pay is $85K. Neighboring Dallas is another common pick among UTEP grads, along with San Antonio.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration from UTEP can rake in a whopping $110K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing & Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $32K.


Many former UTEP students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and close to one-tenth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Miners with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 44 percent more than their former classmates (about $86K). Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that the greater part of alums are given health coverage, and a majority of former students accept dental insurance. Other benefits that The University of Texas at El Paso alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Louisiana at Lafayette grads (who make an average of around $60K) earn salaries most similar to UTEP alumni. Other schools similar to UTEP include Northern Arizona University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and San Diego State University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
810 1030
ACT Scores 17 22

Key Stats for University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)


36 %
64 %
$30,051 - $76,327
$38,784 - $88,749
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
$30,739 - $74,331
$44,219 - $101,982
$40,851 - $100,592
$37,248 - $85,474
$31,562 - $97,500

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