Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among California 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 California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,360
25th Percentile Wage
$111,960
50th Percentile Wage
$132,020
75th Percentile Wage
$134,510
90th Percentile Wage
$149,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $132,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $83,360.

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
$132,020
5.86% 17.60%
2016
$124,280
0.72% -
2015
$123,390
9.30% -
2014
$111,920
5.98% -
2013
$105,230
-3.38% -
2012
$108,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of California ranges from $71,400 to $137,290. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $137,290. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Bakersfield-Delano (mean annual salary $130,210). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $71,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$137,290
Bakersfield-Delano
$130,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$130,180
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$127,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$127,290
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$100,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$93,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$92,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$83,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$71,400




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