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Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mining and geological engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of mining and geological engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mining and Geological Engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,970
25th Percentile Wage
$37,530
50th Percentile Wage
$68,260
75th Percentile Wage
$110,190
90th Percentile Wage
$137,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $33,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.32
25th Percentile Wage
$18.05
50th Percentile Wage
$32.82
75th Percentile Wage
$52.98
90th Percentile Wage
$65.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $65.88. The median hourly salary is $32.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.32.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mining and geological engineers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
201368,260-2.94%-2.94%
201270,270--

Table 3. Compare Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $68,260, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is the second highest paying city for mining and geological engineers in state of Illinois, following the highest paying city South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $84,290). Compared with South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is 19.0 percent (19.0%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$84,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$68,260

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