Surveyors Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of surveyors in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surveyors salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Surveyors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,920
25th Percentile Wage
$48,470
50th Percentile Wage
$62,820
75th Percentile Wage
$82,340
90th Percentile Wage
$100,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveyors is $100,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors is $39,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveyors in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,8204.71%12.03%
201559,860-1.35%-
201460,6704.45%-
201357,9704.67%-
201255,260--

Compare Surveyors Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of surveyors in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for surveyors occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $68,440. The lowest paying industry is the coal mining industry (annual salary $57,920). For detailed surveyors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,440
Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,440
Support Activities for Mining
$66,480
Support Activities for Mining
$66,480
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$65,970
Metal Ore Mining
$62,860
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$60,500
Coal Mining
$57,920

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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