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
$70,400
25th Percentile Wage
$85,530
50th Percentile Wage
$108,240
75th Percentile Wage
$144,950
90th Percentile Wage
$174,710

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 $174,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $70,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,2404.63%16.00%
2015103,2306.57%-
201496,4506.79%-
201389,900-1.13%-
201290,920--

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 oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $123,190. The lowest paying industry is the mining (except oil and gas) industry (annual salary $99,860). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$123,190
Oil and Gas Extraction
$123,190
Support Activities for Mining
$100,470
Support Activities for Mining
$100,470
Metal Ore Mining
$100,160
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$99,860

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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