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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 data 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mining and geological engineers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2013
$68,260
-2.94% -2.94%
2012
$70,270
- -

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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