Mining and Geological Engineer Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for mining and geological engineers in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mining and geological engineers among West Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mining and Geological Engineers in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,710
25th Percentile Wage
$55,980
50th Percentile Wage
$65,850
75th Percentile Wage
$111,840
90th Percentile Wage
$147,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining and geological engineers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $147,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,710.

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
$65,850
-14.20% -8.81%
2016
$75,200
8.54% -
2015
$68,780
8.42% -
2014
$62,990
-6.40% -
2013
$67,020
-6.91% -
2012
$71,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mining and geological engineers in state of West Virginia ranges from $58,250 to $97,770. The highest paying area for mining and geological engineers in West Virginia is Wheeling with a median annual salary of $97,770. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Charleston (mean annual salary $67,830). The lowest paying area is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $58,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wheeling
$97,770
Charleston
$67,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$64,410
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$63,800
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,810
Morgantown
$58,250




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