Mining Safety and Geological Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $24.20 $41.80 $71.70
Annual Wage $50,400 $86,900 $149,100
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Mining and geological engineers develop mines which are as safe as possible, and which yield the maximum amount of minerals (such as metals or coal) for use in utilities and manufacturing. They determine the location of mines, and plan the extraction of metallic ores, coal, nonmetallic minerals, and building materials such as gravel and stone. They also conduct preliminary surveys of deposits and undeveloped mines, evaluating their profitability and planning their development.

As of 2012, the median annual salary for mining and geological engineers was $84, 320. The lowest ten percent of mining and geological engineers earned less than $49,700 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $140,100 a year.

For the top five industries employing mining and geological engineers, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Management $92,000
Mining support services $84,000
Ore mining $83,300
Coal mining $81,000
Architectural and engineering services $79,600
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