Average Salary Offers

2019 - 2020 Graduates (BS degrees)

The following table shows the average starting salary offers from the South Dakota Mines class of 2019 through the class of 2020 bachelor's degree graduates. Each bachelor college degree is listed and averaged separately. South Dakota Mines graduates earn an average starting salary of $66,156. The high starting salaries combined with South Dakota Mine’s low cost makes student loans more affordable. South Dakota Mines college students have long recognized the high return on investment offered in South Dakota. Our starting salary information is based on actual numbers reported by recent graduates.  This information differs from College Scorecard information because our data includes all students, not just those who received some form of federal financial aid. For any questions on the salary report, please contact the Career and Professional Development Center.

Full-Time Placement Survey
Degree Average Salary Offers
Applied Biological Sciences/Biology *
Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences  *
Chemical Engineering $69,464
Chemistry *
Civil & Environmental Engineering $61,309
Computer Engineering $70,200
Computer Science $73,381
Electrical Engineering $72,786
Geology *
Geological Engineering  $59,374
Industrial Engineering & Engineering Mgmt. $66,425
Interdisciplinary Sciences *
Mathematics *
Mechanical Engineering $64,246
Metallurgical Engineering $69,171
Mining Engineering $71,833
Physics *
Pre-Professional Health Sciences   *
South Dakota Mines Overall $66,156

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



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PLACEMENT



97

PERCENT


401

GRADUATES


177

EMPLOYERS


$66,156

SALARY


35

STATES


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

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