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

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 synopsis comes from former UTEP students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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.
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Software Developer
9 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
4 salaries
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
3 salaries
Senior Product Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, public K-12 education, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UTEP is around $59K.


Former UTEP students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Product Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $83K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Operations Managers (about $79K) and Mechanical Engineers ($63K). Administrative Assistants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $30K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many UTEP alumni (just over two-fifths of) end up finding permanent jobs in El Paso. Houston, Texas is also a common destination for UTEP grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $75K. On the other hand, UTEP alumni who end up in San Antonio, Texas receive the lowest median salary of $49K. Close-by Austin, Texas and Dallas, Texas are also desirable cities among UTEP alumni.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration will compensate UTEP grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $115K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($28K).


Many UTEP grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with close to an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Miners — they earn 33 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that most former students are given health coverage, and the larger part of alums accept dental insurance. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional benefits handed to University of Texas at El Paso alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Northern Arizona University grads report the most similar salaries to UTEP alums, earning $57K on average. Other schools similar to UTEP include the University of Texas at Dallas, San Diego State University, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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 %
$29,142 - $71,396
$39,377 - $85,899
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 85 votes.
$30,579 - $73,425
$44,544 - $99,606
$51,289 - $99,476
$30,639 - $84,526
$40,000 - $127,500

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