Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical 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 mechanical 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) mechanical engineers is $173,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $61,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of mechanical 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 mechanical engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $121,200. The lowest paying industry is the metal ore mining industry (annual salary $82,020). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

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

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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