Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,500
25th Percentile Wage
$82,220
50th Percentile Wage
$91,870
75th Percentile Wage
$101,710
90th Percentile Wage
$132,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,500.

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 Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,870
-28.29% 16.01%
2016
$117,860
40.47% -
2013
$70,160
-9.98% -
2012
$77,160
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $68,260 to $84,290. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $84,290. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $68,260.

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




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