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Getting an early start in your search is key. Whether you are searching for a full-time job, a part-time job, or an internship or co-op, we can help. 

Fall 2021 Operations

The Career Center is currently operating with both in-person and virtual services. We are available to support students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry partners during regular business hours. For assistance:

  • Students can request in-person and virtual appointments via DiggerNet
  • Students can attend in-person drop-in advising at the Career Center: Monday – Thursday (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Email or leave us a voicemail: both are checked regularly
  • With additional questions, use the Raise Your Hand form

Contact Us

Career Services

1200 16th St., E180
Golden, CO 80401

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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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
Applied Math & Statistics$30,000$100,000$73,333
Chemical Engineering$32,000$107,000$77,136
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering$37,000$101,000$67,000
Civil Engineering$41,600$78,600$62,691
Computer Science$45,000$110,000$79,163
Electrical Engineering$60,000$100,400$76,265
Engineering Physics$65,000$85,000$75,814
Environmental Engineering$50,000$79,200$64,330
Geology & Geological Engineering$40,000$70,000$58,078
Geophysics & Geophysical Engineering$65,000$108,000$87,737
Mechanical Engineering$30,000$140,000$70,887
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering$63,000$101,000$75,379
Mining Engineering$62,000$80,000$72,033
Petroleum Engineering$50,000$132,000$87,083
BS Overall$30,000$140,000$73,322
DepartmentLow SalaryHigh SalaryAverage Salary
Applied Math & Statistics$80,000$115,000$96,167
Chemical Engineering$72,000$120,000$96,143
Civil & Environmental Engineering$45,000$95,000$68,388
Computer Science$75,000$127,900$98,730
Electrical Engineering$64,000$115,000$93,052
Engineering & Technology Management$48,000$250,000$84,892
Environmental Engineering Science$59,200$63,000$61,100
Geology & Geological Engineering$52,000$115,000$96,300
Geophysics & Geophysical Engineering$55,000$114,000$96,000
Materials Science$60,000$87,500$74,167
Mechanical Engineering$52,000$100,000$78,682
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering$30,000$109,000$75,700
Mineral & Energy Economics$70,000$250,000$116,300
Mining & Earth Systems EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Natural Resources & Energy PolicyN/A*N/A*N/A*
Nuclear EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Petroleum Engineering$70,000$102,000$86,000
Quantitative Bioscience & EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Space Resources$56,000$90,00073,000
Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering$74,000$94,000$81,000
MS Overall$30,000$250,000$85,542
DepartmentLow SalaryHigh SalaryAverage Salary
Applied Math & StatisticsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Chemical Engineering$50,000$140,000$94,889
Civil EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Civil & Environmental Engineering$30,000$94,000$71,667
Computer ScienceN/A*N/A*N/A*
Electrical Engineering$60,000$165,000$94,343
Geology & Geological Engineering$90,500$136,000$112,875
Geophysics & Geophysical Engineering$52,900$160,000$116,850
Materials Science$51,000$115,000$76,667
Mechanical Engineering$65,000$80,000$75,429
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering$48,000$110,000$85,125
Mineral & Energy EconomicsN/A*N/A*N/A*
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering$50,000$99,600$76,533
Nuclear EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
Operations ResearchN/A*N/A*N/A*
Petroleum Engineering$55,000$160,000$108,857
Underground Construction & Tunnel EngineeringN/A*N/A*N/A*
PhD Overall$30,000$225,000$92,328

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

“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 needs, concerns or requests are encouraged to contact L. Jane Cain at 303-273-3233,