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

The University of Texas at El Paso is a university based in El Paso, Texas that is home to around 20,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Miners!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Software Developer
10 salaries
Civil Engineer
9 salaries
Project Engineer
8 salaries
Software Engineer
8 salaries
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
Director of Operations
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 632

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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

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The most highly represented industry among alumni is the retail corporate office industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UTEP amounts to $60K.


Former UTEP students with an interest in making money consider becoming Operations Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $81K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Accounting Managers ($57K) and Geologists ($56K). Mechanical Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $55K.


Graduates of UTEP seem to enjoy living in El Paso, and about one-half of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. With a median salary of $74K, Houston, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among UTEP grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UTEP grads is Fabens, Texas (median compensation is around $41K).

Degree Major

Former Miners who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $108K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $41K on average.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UTEP alumni, with about a fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. Project Management commands a pay premium of 8 percent for former Miners. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Accounts Payable are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of survey participants receive dental plans, too. University of Texas at El Paso grads are also lucky enough to receive a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

Wichita State University grads report the most similar salaries to UTEP alums, earning approximately $59K on average. Other schools similar to UTEP include Northern Arizona University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and San Diego State University.

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


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60 %
$28,383 - $84,500
$27,821 - $94,930

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$27,491 - $65,111
Fabens, Texas; United States

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