Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among Arizona 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$116,360
75th Percentile Wage
$94,880
50th Percentile Wage
$78,650
25th Percentile Wage
$66,040
10th Percentile Wage
$54,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$55.94
75th Percentile Wage
$45.62
50th Percentile Wage
$37.81
25th Percentile Wage
$31.75
10th Percentile Wage
$26.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.94. The median hourly salary is $37.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.24.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $78,650 -0.25%
2013 $78,850 -3.58%
2012 $81,780 -1.95%
2011 $83,410 8.45%
2010 $76,910 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mining and geological engineers in state of Arizona from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.26%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -3.58%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 8.45% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.95%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Mining and Geological Engineers
$78,650
Engineers, All Other
$83,310
Aerospace Engineers
$82,590
Biomedical Engineers
$87,640
Chemical Engineers
$95,090
Civil Engineers
$77,920
Computer Hardware Engineers
$105,520

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in Arizona Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of Arizona ranges from $75,820 to $87,650. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Arizona is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $87,650. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale (mean annual salary $80,110). The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $75,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$87,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$80,110
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$79,650
Tucson
$75,820

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