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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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Software Developer
9 salaries
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Operations Manager
4 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259

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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 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.


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.


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).


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)


35 %
65 %
$28,850 - $72,819
$39,485 - $84,705
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 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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