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Highest Paying Cities for Mining and Geological Engineers

The top 88 highest paying cities for mining and geological engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of mining and geological engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $137,690, Fairbanks, Alaska is the highest paying city for mining and geological engineers. It is followed by Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (average annual salary $137,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of mining and geological engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 88 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Mining and Geological Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Fairbanks, Alaska
$137,690
30
2 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$137,290
40
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$134,500
70
4 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$132,730
700
5 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$130,210
80
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$130,180
50
7 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$127,430
130
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$127,290
80
9 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$125,230
60
10 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$125,040
290
11 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$116,410
50
12 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$111,570
40
13 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,940
110
14 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$100,150
50
15 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$99,170
n/a
16 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$98,700
410
17 Wheeling, West Virginia
$97,770
40
18 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$96,550
50
19 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$96,030
50
20 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$95,640
200
21 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$95,230
40
22 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$94,500
60
23 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$94,130
30
24 Anchorage, Alaska
$94,030
40
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,140
110
26 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$92,680
40
27 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$92,420
30
28 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$92,290
60
29 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$92,270
40
30 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$92,080
90
31 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$91,930
n/a
32 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$91,710
40
33 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$91,340
80
34 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$91,240
110
35 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,100
150
36 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$90,810
40
37 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$89,620
40
38 Duluth, Wisconsin
$88,460
60
39 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$88,280
200
40 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$86,800
290
41 Richmond, Virginia
$86,370
n/a
42 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$86,300
40
43 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$85,500
40
44 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$84,620
120
45 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$84,290
30
46 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$83,160
30
47 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$82,810
40
48 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$82,720
40
49 Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$82,710
40
50 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$82,310
90
51 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$81,790
90
52 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,600
50
53 Tucson, Arizona
$80,940
100
54 Salt Lake City, Utah
$80,780
220
55 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$80,490
30
56 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$80,440
40
57 St Louis, Missouri
$80,380
160
58 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$80,150
90
59 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$79,650
200
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$78,800
30
61 Columbus, Ohio
$78,010
40
62 Evansville, Kentucky
$77,490
30
63 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$77,370
110
64 Lafayette, Louisiana
$75,750
n/a
65 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$73,780
30
66 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$73,290
30
67 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$73,080
40
68 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$73,030
170
69 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$71,450
30
70 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$71,400
60
71 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$71,250
40
72 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$70,510
60
73 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$69,480
n/a
74 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$69,440
30
75 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$69,380
90
76 Kansas City, Missouri
$69,330
n/a
77 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$69,100
70
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$68,260
190
79 Charleston, West Virginia
$67,830
70
80 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$64,410
50
81 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$64,410
50
82 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$63,800
30
83 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$60,810
40
84 Beckley, USA
$59,190
50
85 Morgantown, West Virginia
$58,250
30
86 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$58,080
n/a
87 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$57,040
30
88 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$50,190
n/a
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