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Highest Paying States for Mining and Geological Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $132,430, Texas is the highest paying state for mining and geological engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $124,280). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Mining and Geological Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Texas
$132,430
$60,900 720
2 California
$124,280
$72,120 630
3 New Mexico
$123,240
$74,390 180
4 Illinois
$117,860
$67,670 250
5 Alaska
$113,470
$77,970 160
6 Colorado
$100,060
$62,710 610
7 Oklahoma
$99,250
$38,010 330
8 Minnesota
$95,550
$58,470 370
9 Washington
$94,090
$62,070 100
10 Nevada
$89,210
$66,090 400
11 North Dakota
$88,830
$55,400 70
12 New York
$87,630
$64,920 140
13 Michigan
$87,340
$53,530 50
14 Kentucky
$85,310
$47,450 190
15 Massachusetts
$84,610
$56,610 70
16 Wyoming
$84,430
$61,950 190
17 Montana
$84,240
$59,460 80
18 Tennessee
$84,160
$54,870 50
19 Pennsylvania
$82,210
$54,110 410
20 Alabama
$81,820
$50,950 180
21 Arizona
$81,820
$56,250 340
22 Louisiana
$81,810
$56,690 190
23 Idaho
$80,330
$16,770 60
24 Utah
$78,860
$55,890 290
25 Kansas
$76,860
$42,040 50
26 West Virginia
$75,200
$40,990 260
27 Missouri
$74,540
$49,410 40
28 Georgia
$74,350
$48,580 90
29 Indiana
$72,960
$44,760 50
30 Ohio
$69,310
$54,590 110
31 Florida
$65,080
$42,920 100
32 Virginia
$61,450
$34,310 160

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of mining and geological engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for mining and geological engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.