Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,220
25th Percentile Wage
$73,760
50th Percentile Wage
$94,820
75th Percentile Wage
$125,450
90th Percentile Wage
$172,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological 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) mining and geological engineers is $172,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining and geological engineers is $57,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,820-4.56%12.00%
201599,1406.90%-
201492,3004.20%-
201388,4205.63%-
201283,440--

Compare Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of mining and geological 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 mining and geological engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $126,020. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $80,600). For detailed mining and geological engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$126,020
Oil and Gas Extraction
$126,020
Support Activities for Mining
$91,960
Support Activities for Mining
$91,960
Metal Ore Mining
$91,660
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$87,740
Coal Mining
$85,410
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$80,600

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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