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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 $132,020, California is the highest paying state for mining and geological engineers. It is followed by Texas (average annual salary $129,740). 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 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 California
$132,020
$83,360 490
2 Texas
$129,740
$57,260 580
3 New Mexico
$129,620
$85,430 230
4 Alaska
$114,880
$74,370 150
5 Oklahoma
$99,250
$38,010 260
6 Colorado
$98,180
$61,330 620
7 Minnesota
$95,550
$58,470 170
8 Washington
$94,340
$61,580 90
9 Montana
$93,820
$69,650 100
10 Illinois
$91,870
$60,500 100
11 Wyoming
$89,960
$67,070 150
12 Nevada
$89,470
$66,450 400
13 North Dakota
$89,240
$56,240 70
14 Alabama
$87,770
$53,780 170
15 Florida
$87,560
$54,920 50
16 Kentucky
$87,510
$49,150 150
17 Massachusetts
$84,610
$56,610 70
18 Pennsylvania
$84,210
$56,360 420
19 Tennessee
$84,160
$54,870 50
20 Mississippi
$83,180
$62,280 60
21 Utah
$82,340
$56,970 300
22 Louisiana
$81,810
$56,690 190
23 North Carolina
$81,730
$64,170 40
24 New York
$80,840
$65,450 110
25 Michigan
$79,970
$56,760 90
26 Ohio
$79,390
$53,560 160
27 Arizona
$79,040
$41,710 320
28 Kansas
$76,860
$42,040 50
29 Georgia
$75,570
$43,750 70
30 Missouri
$74,050
$45,210 50
31 Nebraska
$69,480
$53,450 40
32 Idaho
$69,240
$17,250 70
33 Virginia
$68,670
$47,420 80
34 West Virginia
$65,850
$47,710 280
35 Indiana
$62,450
$52,170 40
36 Arkansas
$56,400
$44,530 30

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.