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. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data for this snapshot was collected from UTEP graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Project Engineer
11 salaries
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
Software Developer
9 salaries
8 salaries
Operations Manager
7 salaries
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 635
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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 UTEP alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, clinical care, and the retail corporate office industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among UTEP grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from the UTEP make an average of $59K.


UTEP grads who become Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $81K annually. However, Accounting Managers and Human Resources Supervisors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $79K and $65K, respectively). On the lower end, Information Technology Managers report making about $52K.


For reasons other than money, UTEP grads are most commonly found still living in El Paso, Texas, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($53K). UTEP grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Irvine, Calif. — pay averages to around $113K. Nearby Austin, Texas is also a top pick for UTEP grads, as is Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) will compensate UTEP grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $105K on average per year. Graduates holding an Associate's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $41K.


Former Miners with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 71 percent more than other grads' salaries. Nearly one in six grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though slightly less than half of the alums get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of the survey participants receive dental plans, too. To plan for old age, most alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of Texas at El Paso alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette grads report the most similar salaries to UTEP alums, earning $60K 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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58 %
$29,218 - $81,253
$34,493 - $81,776
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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