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Highest Paying Cities for Mining and Geological Engineers

The top 55 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 $134,080, Fairbanks, Alaska is the highest paying city for mining and geological engineers. It is followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (average annual salary $132,730). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of mining and geological engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 55 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Mining and Geological Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Fairbanks, Alaska
$134,080
30
2 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$132,730
700
3 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$130,210
140
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$127,430
130
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$127,290
80
6 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$116,410
50
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$114,980
50
8 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$111,570
40
9 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$105,590
60
10 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$102,300
480
11 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$100,330
290
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$100,150
50
13 Wheeling, West Virginia
$97,770
40
14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$95,640
200
15 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$95,160
50
16 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$93,970
80
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,140
110
18 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$92,290
60
19 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$92,080
90
20 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$91,930
n/a
21 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,100
200
22 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$89,620
40
23 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$89,070
80
24 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$88,860
70
25 Duluth, Wisconsin
$88,460
60
26 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$86,800
250
27 Richmond, Virginia
$86,370
n/a
28 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$85,680
100
29 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$85,230
190
30 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$84,290
30
31 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$83,400
60
32 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$82,720
100
33 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,600
50
34 Tucson, Arizona
$80,940
100
35 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$80,490
30
36 St Louis, Missouri
$80,380
160
37 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$80,150
90
38 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$80,000
180
39 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$78,800
30
40 Salt Lake City, Utah
$78,780
210
41 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$77,510
110
42 Charleston, West Virginia
$77,160
50
43 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$75,480
50
44 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$73,290
30
45 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$71,580
50
46 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$71,450
30
47 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$71,400
60
48 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$71,250
40
49 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$69,440
30
50 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$69,380
90
51 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$69,100
70
52 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$68,260
190
53 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$62,640
50
54 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$60,340
40
55 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$57,040
30
See also: Highest paying industries for mining and geological engineers.