Electrical Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical 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) electrical engineers is $159,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $129,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $73,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
16.66% 30.00%
4.63% -
6.57% -
6.79% -
-1.13% -
- -

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in six 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 electrical engineer occupations is the support activities for mining industry with an annual salary $136,870. The lowest paying industry is the mining (except oil and gas) industry (annual salary $99,380). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Mining
Support Activities for Mining
Oil and Gas Extraction
Oil and Gas Extraction
Metal Ore Mining
Mining (except Oil and Gas)

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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