Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$140,150
50th Percentile Wage
$112,980
25th Percentile Wage
$92,460
10th Percentile Wage
$79,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $140,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$67.38
50th Percentile Wage
$54.32
25th Percentile Wage
$44.45
10th Percentile Wage
$38.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $67.38. The median hourly salary is $54.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.42.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $112,980 -0.97%
2013 $114,090 -1.76%
2012 $116,130 12.30%
2011 $103,410 10.29%
2010 $93,760 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mining and geological engineers in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 20.50%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.76%.We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 12.30% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 10.29% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Mining and Geological Engineer Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Mining and Geological Engineers
$112,980
Petroleum Engineers
$141,860
Engineers, All Other
$120,410
Aerospace Engineers
$84,040
Chemical Engineers
$113,650
Civil Engineers
$101,160
Computer Hardware Engineers
$102,820

Mining and Geological Engineer Salary by State

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