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

Around 20,000 people attend the University of Texas at El Paso, a institution based in El Paso, Texas. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Miners!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Replies from former UTEP students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

Read More

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1223
See full list

ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 408

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

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.
Software Developer
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
4 salaries
Operations Manager
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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

39 %

17 %

78 %

67 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Graduates of the UTEP go into public K-12 education, the health care industry, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, UTEP students earn an average of $59K.


Among UTEP graduates, the biggest earners are Operations Managers, who haul in approximately $102K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, bringing in about $80K and $62K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Elementary School Teachers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $47K.


El Paso, Texas keeps the largest number of UTEP grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (around $51K). However, UTEP grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Phoenix, Ariz. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $74K. Neighboring Dallas, Texas is another common pick among UTEP grads, along with Austin, Texas.

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 around $120K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $28K on average per year.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among UTEP alumni, with about one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. C++ commands a pay premium of 38 percent for former Miners. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and more than half of alumni sign up for dental plans. Alumni of University of Texas at El Paso also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Northern Arizona University grads (who make an average of about $55K) earn salaries most similar to UTEP alumni. Other schools similar to UTEP include the University of Texas at Dallas, San Diego State University, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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)


36 %
64 %
$28,817 - $73,711
$39,166 - $84,206
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 63 votes.
$31,129 - $74,868
$43,692 - $100,003
$41,000 - $98,557
$47,500 - $85,000
$40,000 - $140,000

More Salary Charts for University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.