Civil Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,920
25th Percentile Wage
$69,370
50th Percentile Wage
$92,320
75th Percentile Wage
$129,640
90th Percentile Wage
$178,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers 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) civil engineers is $178,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $53,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,320-5.13%19.46%
201597,0607.43%-
201489,85011.74%-
201379,3006.24%-
201274,350--

Compare Civil Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of civil engineers in seven 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 civil engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $114,180. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $70,540). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$114,180
Oil and Gas Extraction
$114,180
Coal Mining
$88,960
Metal Ore Mining
$78,020
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$76,700
Support Activities for Mining
$70,540
Support Activities for Mining
$70,540

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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