Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,730
25th Percentile Wage
$83,550
50th Percentile Wage
$112,090
75th Percentile Wage
$155,460
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) engineers is $155,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $112,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $65,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$112,090
-1.86% -3.60%
2016
$114,180
-1.33% -
2015
$115,700
-0.41% -
2014
$116,180
-1.20% -
2013
$117,570
1.22% -
2012
$116,130
- -

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of engineers 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 engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $126,420. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $83,290). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$126,420
Oil and Gas Extraction
$126,420
Support Activities for Mining
$101,380
Support Activities for Mining
$101,380
Metal Ore Mining
$88,810
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$86,490
Coal Mining
$85,350
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$83,290

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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