Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in North Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of North Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among North Dakota metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$131,300
75th Percentile Wage
$98,130
50th Percentile Wage
$88,410
25th Percentile Wage
$78,850
10th Percentile Wage
$51,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$63.12
75th Percentile Wage
$47.18
50th Percentile Wage
$42.51
25th Percentile Wage
$37.90
10th Percentile Wage
$24.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mining and geological engineers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.12. The median hourly salary is $42.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.87.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $88,410 3.88%
2013 $85,110 -2.41%
2012 $87,210 0.32%
2011 $86,930 3.27%
2010 $84,180 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mining and geological engineers in state of North Dakota from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.02%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -2.41%.We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.32% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.27% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Mining and Geological Engineer Wage in North Dakota vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Mining and Geological Engineers
$88,410
Petroleum Engineers
$91,280
Engineers, All Other
$65,580
Civil Engineers
$72,150
Electrical Engineers
$87,620
Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$63,220
Environmental Engineers
$73,220

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in North Dakota Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of North Dakota ranges from $83,480 to $92,290. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,290. The lowest paying area is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $83,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$92,290
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$83,480

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