The majority of UTEP alumni wind up in the retail corporate office industry. Starting salaries of approximately $58K are the median among UTEP grads.
The UTEP alumni who make the most are Operations Managers; they report a median pay of $81K. Accounting Managers and Geologists draw in a fair amount as well — $57K and around $56K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Mechanical Engineers, who report earnings of $55K.
Rather than relocating after graduation, many UTEP alumni (just over a half of) end up finding permanent jobs in El Paso. It is also not uncommon to find former UTEP students living and working in Houston, Texas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $74K. On the other end, UTEP grads flock to Fabens, Texas, which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $41K.
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. Graduates holding an Associate's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $41K.
Roughly a fourth of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Miners with Project Management abilities can expect to make 12 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $65K). Experience with Microsoft Office, Accounts Payable, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A fair number of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alums receive dental plans, too. A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. University of Texas at El Paso alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and 401(a).
Median pay for Wichita State University grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of UTEP grads. Other schools similar to UTEP include Northern Arizona University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and San Diego State University.