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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in New Mexico

804 Bachelor's Degrees
$57,490 Avg Salary
$21,269 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in New MexicoEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in New Mexico. With 804 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Engineering Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in New Mexico ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in New Mexico earns about $57,490 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 44% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in engineering make more than those who graduate from schools in New Mexico. The national average salary is $62,200.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in New Mexico  57,490
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115,000
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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115,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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115,000

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in New Mexico

The highest paid engineering majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in New Mexico

New Mexico State University - Main Campus landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Las Cruces.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Located in the city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Socorro, New Mexico Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 3,055
Texas 33 10,120
Oklahoma 33 1,695

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 284
Chemical Engineering 122
Electrical Engineering 102
Civil Engineering 81
Industrial Engineering 62

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 515
Computer & Information Sciences 198
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 149
Physical Sciences 135
Engineering Technologies 89

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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