Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among Montana cities 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 Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,650
25th Percentile Wage
$80,560
50th Percentile Wage
$93,820
75th Percentile Wage
$110,250
90th Percentile Wage
$125,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,650.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,820
10.21% 20.43%
2015
$84,240
8.93% -
2014
$76,720
3.05% -
2013
$74,380
-0.36% -
2012
$74,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of Montana ranges from $69,440 to $92,270. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,270. The lowest paying area is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$92,270
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$69,440




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