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Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Mining and Geological Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,490
25th Percentile Wage
$70,630
50th Percentile Wage
$93,720
75th Percentile Wage
$127,420
90th Percentile Wage
$160,510

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mining and geological engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,720-0.34%10.03%
201594,0404.13%-
201490,1603.65%-
201386,8702.94%-
201284,320--

Table 2. Mining and Geological Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

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
$136,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$105,290
Mining
$94,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$91,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,640
Manufacturing
$87,200
Utilities
$82,570

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Mining and Geological Engineers by States

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
Texas
$132,430
California
$124,280
New Mexico
$123,240
Illinois
$117,860
Alaska
$113,470
Colorado
$100,060
Oklahoma
$99,250
Minnesota
$95,550
Washington
$94,090
Nevada
$89,210
North Dakota
$88,830
New York
$87,630
Michigan
$87,340
Kentucky
$85,310
Massachusetts
$84,610
Wyoming
$84,430
Montana
$84,240
Tennessee
$84,160
Pennsylvania
$82,210
Alabama
$81,820
Arizona
$81,820
Louisiana
$81,810
Idaho
$80,330
Utah
$78,860
Kansas
$76,860
West Virginia
$75,200
Missouri
$74,540
Georgia
$74,350
Indiana
$72,960
Ohio
$69,310
Florida
$65,080
Virginia
$61,450



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