The salary statistics of mining and geological engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mining and geological engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mining and geological engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mining and geological engineers is $160,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,490. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mining and geological engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mining and geological engineers in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for mining and geological engineers occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $136,870. The lowest paying sector is the utilities sector (annual salary $82,570).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only mining and geological engineers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of mining and geological engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $61,450 to $132,430. The highest paying state for mining and geological engineers is Texas with a median annual salary of $132,430. The lowest paying state is Virginia with a median annual salary of $61,450. For more salary information of mining and geological engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |