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Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,740
25th Percentile Wage
$71,100
50th Percentile Wage
$91,780
75th Percentile Wage
$127,430
90th Percentile Wage
$127,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $127,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining and geological engineers is $53,740.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,7803.01%7.55%
201589,0202.82%-
201486,5104.27%-
201382,820-2.45%-
201284,850--

Compare Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of mining and geological engineers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $96,750. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $86,170). For detailed mining and geological engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$96,750
State government, including schools and hospitals
$95,950
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$91,780
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$91,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$86,170
Federal government, including USPS
$86,170

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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