Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental scientist and geoscientists salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,190
25th Percentile Wage
$84,690
50th Percentile Wage
$120,630
75th Percentile Wage
$172,760
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) environmental scientists and geoscientists is $172,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $60,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,630
1.14% -5.84%
2016
$119,250
2.68% -
2015
$116,060
-4.81% -
2014
$121,640
-6.62% -
2013
$129,690
1.56% -
2012
$127,670
- -

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists 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 environmental scientist and geoscientists occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $127,940. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $65,950). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$127,940
Oil and Gas Extraction
$127,940
Support Activities for Mining
$115,790
Support Activities for Mining
$115,790
Coal Mining
$91,170
Metal Ore Mining
$84,880
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$83,620
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$65,950

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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