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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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**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 $121,480.
The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,240.
The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,460.

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50th Percentile Wage | |

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**Table 2** shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in Montana in 5 percentile scales.
The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.40.
The median hourly salary is $40.50.
The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.59.

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.

Year | Median Salary | Growth | 3-Year Growth |
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2015 | 84,240 | 8.93% | 11.38% |

2014 | 76,720 | 3.05% | - |

2013 | 74,380 | -0.36% | - |

2012 | 74,650 | - | - |

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 $75,480. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,480. The lowest paying area is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,440.

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Central Montana nonmetropolitan area | |

Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area |