Average Salary Offers

2016 - 2017 Graduates (BS degrees)

The following table shows starting salary offers from the class of 2016 through the class of 2018 bachelor's degree graduates. Each bachelor college degree is listed and averaged separately.  SD Mines graduates earn an average starting salary of $61,346. The high starting salaries combined with SD Mine’s low cost makes student loans more affordable. SD Mines college students have long recognized the high return on investment offered in South Dakota. For any questions on the salary report, please contact the Career and Professional Development Center.

Degree Average Salary Offers
Applied Biological Sciences *
Chemical Engineering $69,740 
Chemistry *
Civil & Environmental Engineering $52,742
Computer Engineering $68,208
Computer Science $68,008
Electrical Engineering $62,163
Geology
Geological Engineering  $60,258
Industrial Engineering & Engineering Mgmt. $60,668
Interdisciplinary Sciences *
Mathematics *
Mechanical Engineering $60,049
Metallurgical Engineering $63,056
Mining Engineering $62,817
Physics *
School of Mines Overall $61,346

* Pursuing graduate degrees or fewer than 5 salary offers reported.  



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PLACEMENT


97

PERCENT


343

GRADUATES


157

EMPLOYERS


$61,346

SALARY


33

STATES


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

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