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

Nestled away in El Paso, Texas, the University of Texas at El Paso, a school, has a student population of roughly 20,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Miners!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

510
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

205
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

106
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,600
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
$63,434  
   
Software Developer
9 salaries
$55,000  
Operations Manager
5 salaries
$79,300  
Accountant
4 salaries
$50,800  
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$29,765  
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
$46,502  
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
$100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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About This School

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

University of Texas at El Paso

19,696

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

39 %

17 %

78 %

67 %


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Industry

The UTEP alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, public K-12 education, and the education industry. Among UTEP grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from the UTEP earn an average of $59K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among UTEP alumni are Accounting Managers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $100K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $79K and $63K, respectively, are Operations Managers and Mechanical Engineers. Administrative Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $30K in this job.

Locations

It is typical for many UTEP grads (just over two-fifths of former students) to remain in El Paso, Texas, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $50K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with UTEP alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of about $74K. UTEP alumni express interest in nearby Dallas, Texas and San Antonio, Texas as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UTEP grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $120K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology ($28K on average annually).

Skills

Former Miners who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 28 percent more than other alumni ($76K on average). Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among UTEP alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-eighth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and more than half of survey participants sign up for dental plans. University of Texas at El Paso graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of New Orleans pick up average paychecks of about $62K, which is closest to the amount made by UTEP grads among similar schools. 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)

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Salary
$28,850 - $72,819
Salary
$39,485 - $84,705
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
$30,995 - $73,886
$44,043 - $98,283
$50,893 - $99,951
$30,639 - $84,526
$40,695 - $137,569

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