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 amongst Alaska metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,370
25th Percentile Wage
$92,570
50th Percentile Wage
$114,880
75th Percentile Wage
$138,040
90th Percentile Wage
$156,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mining and geological engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$114,880
1.23% -1.09%
2016
$113,470
0.53% -
2015
$112,870
-0.10% -
2014
$112,980
-0.98% -
2013
$114,090
-1.79% -
2012
$116,130
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of Alaska ranges from $94,030 to $137,690. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Alaska is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $137,690. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $125,230). The lowest paying area is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $94,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fairbanks
$137,690
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$125,230
Anchorage
$94,030




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