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
$56,000
25th Percentile Wage
$80,390
50th Percentile Wage
$119,250
75th Percentile Wage
$175,610
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 $175,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $56,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016119,2502.68%-7.06%
2015116,060-4.81%-
2014121,640-6.62%-
2013129,6901.56%-
2012127,670--

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists 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 environmental scientist and geoscientists occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $124,360. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $73,090). 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
$124,360
Oil and Gas Extraction
$124,360
Support Activities for Mining
$116,770
Support Activities for Mining
$116,770
Metal Ore Mining
$81,490
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$80,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$73,090

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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