Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$157,990
50th Percentile Wage
$103,700
25th Percentile Wage
$77,210
10th Percentile Wage
$65,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $157,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$75.95
50th Percentile Wage
$49.86
25th Percentile Wage
$37.11
10th Percentile Wage
$31.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $75.95. The median hourly salary is $49.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.36.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $103,700 11.77%
2013 $92,780 16.12%
2012 $79,900 -11.57%
2011 $90,350 -0.91%
2010 $91,180 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mining and geological engineers in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 13.73%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 16.12%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Mining and Geological Engineers
$103,700
Petroleum Engineers
$134,950
Engineers, All Other
$100,180
Aerospace Engineers
$118,980
Biomedical Engineers
$93,690
Chemical Engineers
$89,250
Civil Engineers
$79,770

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $69,100 to $88,000. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Colorado is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,000. The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $69,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$88,000
Colorado Springs
$69,100

Mining and Geological Engineer Salary by State

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