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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
$54,730
25th Percentile Wage
$68,980
50th Percentile Wage
$95,670
75th Percentile Wage
$129,020
90th Percentile Wage
$162,310

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 $162,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining and geological engineers is $54,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$95,670
5.26% 15.30%
2016
$90,640
9.50% -
2015
$82,030
-0.26% -
2014
$82,240
1.47% -
2013
$81,030
0.00% -
2012
$81,030
- -

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 seven 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $123,670. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $73,380). For detailed mining and geological engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$123,670
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$123,670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$93,070
Engineering Services
$92,460
Testing Laboratories
$73,380

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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