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Career Launch Academy

Coming Spring 2023
Program takes place in-person

Students are invited to participate in this exclusive 4-week career-preparation program. This program is targeted towards students planning to job or internship search in the future.

 Elements of this 4-week program include:

  • In-person group collaboration & workbook containing step-by-step instructions and templates for connecting with professionals in your field.
  • Support to help in growing your confidence with networking.
  • Opportunity to connect and work with peers.

The program is a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week that follows a small group course structure.  Students will receive support from Career and Professional Development Advisors in the Mines Career Center as well as engage with peers throughout the program.

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Salary Information

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The Career Center’s annual report outlines where Mines graduates go after graduation, average salary information, and more valuable data. 

Average Mines Graduate salary by degree level

DepartmentLow SalaryHigh SalaryAverage Salary
Chemical & Biochem EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Chemical Engineering$47,320$115,000$76,998
Civil Engineering$45,760$80,000$64,210
Computational & Applied Math$45,000$98,000$78,000
Computer Science$65,000$123,000$83,162
Electrical Engineering$65,000$123,000$77,368
Engineering Physics$62,500$85,000$72,920
Environmental Engineering$46,000$60,000$55,600
Geology & Geological Engineering$52,000$70,000$60,404
Geophysics & Geophysical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mechanical Engineering$40,000$100,000$69,505
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering$55,000$84,000$69,490
Mining Engineering$62,000$90,000$71,944
Petroleum Engineering$45,000$110,000$82,404
BS Overall$25,000$123,000$73,418
DepartmentLow SalaryHigh SalaryAverage Salary
Advanced Energy SystemsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Advanced Manufacturing$60,000$92,000$78,798
Applied PhysicsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Chemical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Civil & Environmental Engineering$60,000$145,000$72,500
Computational & Applied Math$30,000$127,500$88,400
Computer Science$75,000$120,000$97,054
Data ScienceN/A*N/A*N/A*
Electrical Engineering$68,000$110,000$88,888
Engineering & Technology Management$65,000$118,500$80,467
Environmental Engineering ScienceN/A*N/A*N/A*
Geology & Geological Engineering$54,000$115,000$69,917
Geophysics & Geophysical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
GIS & GeoinformaticsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Humanitarian EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Materials ScienceN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mechanical Engineering$60,000$112,000$82,188
Metallurgical & Materials EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mineral & Energy Economics$50,000$100,000$75,750
Mining & Earth Systems EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mining EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Natural Resources & Energy PolicyN/A*N/A*N/A*
Nuclear EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Petroleum EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Quantitative Bioscience & EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Space Resources$85,000$110,00094,250
Underground Construction & Tunnel EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
MS Overall$30,000$145,000$80,995
DepartmentLow SalaryHigh SalaryAverage Salary
Applied Chemistry$52,000$92,000$70,250
Chemical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Civil & Environmental EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Computational & Applied MathN/A*N/A*N/A*
Computer ScienceN/A*N/A*N/A*
Electrical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Environmental EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Geology & Geological EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Materials Science$67,000$112,000$86,800
Mechanical EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Metallurgical & Materials EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mineral & Energy EconomicsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mining & Earth Systems EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Nuclear EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Operations ResearchN/A*N/A*N/A*
Petroleum EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Underground Construction & Tunnel EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
PhD Overall$50,000$190,000$77,491

For more information, see the most recent Career Center Annual Report.

  • * Salary statistics are coded as N/A when 3 or less students report salary data for the full-time employed category of a respective major to maintain confidentiality for graduates. Data collected from these graduates is incorporated in overall calculations. International students returning to home countries are also removed.

“Focusing on your future career can help motivate you to study hard and do incredible things. Be patient. You can’t control how fast the long-term goal happens but you can control the speed of execution of short-term goals.”

Berik Burgumbayev
Petroleum Reservoir Systems


The Colorado School of Mines Career Center is committed to embracing the inclusion and diversity of our campus community, thereby creating equal opportunity for everyone.  We feel that acknowledging, respecting, and promoting each student and graduate, with their distinctive combination of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or military service, and socioeconomic background, brings a creative, innovative and valued new workforce to our family of employers.

Those with accessibility accommodations or support needs are encouraged to contact L. Jane Cain at 303-273-3233,