The majority of UTEP alumni wind up in the retail corporate office industry. Starting salaries of $59K are the median among UTEP grads.
Operations Managers win the contest for best-paid UTEP alumni, making $81K on average every year, though Accounting Managers (about $57K), and Geologists ($56K) are not far behind. Mechanical Engineers pick up approximately $55K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
Many UTEP alumni seem to stick around El Paso after wrapping up their studies; half of grads remain to find permanent work. Another city that attracts a wealth of UTEP grads is Houston, Texas; given its high compensation (around $74K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Fabens, Texas is a popular spot for former UTEP students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $41K.
UTEP students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($108K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $41K on average.
Former Miners with .NET abilities can expect to make 55 percent more than their former classmates (around $92K). UTEP grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and close to one-fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Accounts Payable, and Microsoft Word are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A fair number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a strong majority of former students are given health coverage, and more than half of alumni accept dental insurance. University of Texas at El Paso alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.
Wichita State University grads bring in salaries of around about $57K, making them the most similar to UTEP alumni in terms of earnings. Northern Arizona University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and San Diego State University are also similar to UTEP.