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Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,850
25th Percentile Wage
$65,360
50th Percentile Wage
$90,640
75th Percentile Wage
$128,190
90th Percentile Wage
$157,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $157,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining and geological engineers is $53,850.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,6409.50%10.60%
201582,030-0.26%-
201482,2401.47%-
201381,0300.00%-
201281,030--

Compare Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of mining and geological engineers in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $127,020. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $76,070). For detailed mining and geological engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$127,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,640
Engineering Services
$85,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$84,140
Testing Laboratories
$76,070

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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