Mining Engineer Salary

mining-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgMining engineers design, test, and implement mine safety programs. They survey the potential of mining development sites. They will advise equipment, ground support, and processes that offer safe, environmentally sound, and economical mining.

Salary

The average mining engineer earns $91,250 annually. Their median salary is $84,320. The lowest 10% earns $49,680 while the top 10% earns $140,130.

The best industries for employment are architectural, engineering, and related services (2,330 employed at $86,420); metal ore mining (1,290 employed; $85,770); and coal mining (800 employed; $84,860). The top paying industry is petroleum and coal products manufacturing: $171,000 annually on average.

The top three paying states are Alaska ($128,080), Texas ($123,060), and California ($113,970).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of mining engineers is expected to increase by 12% from 2012 to 2022, which as about average.

Mining Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $45,140 $77,720 $116,050 $78,580
Alaska $74,800 $116,130 NA $128,080
Arizona $58,040 $81,780 $114,490 $83,460
California $69,820 $108,790 $178,110 $113,970
Colorado $60,460 $79,900 $145,590 $96,290
Florida $41,000 $62,700 $109,680 $67,140
Georgia $55,350 $90,930 $141,360 $94,670
Idaho $49,880 $80,950 $108,440 $78,760
Illinois $33,530 $77,160 $142,080 $84,150
Indiana $49,080 $74,480 $112,330 $76,050
Kansas $42,040 $76,860 $115,220 $78,800
Kentucky $48,160 $77,970 $121,430 $78,550
Louisiana $61,390 $84,520 $151,650 $99,110
Massachusetts $36,800 $81,740 $97,310 $78,970
Michigan $40,380 $61,690 $93,520 $64,430
Minnesota $58,970 $82,860 $145,170 $89,690
Missouri $37,740 $78,480 $133,080 $81,320
Montana $56,190 $74,650 $95,660 $75,390
Nevada $55,820 $89,140 $122,590 $88,490
New Mexico $42,860 $74,190 $110,600 $75,370
New York $62,390 $75,570 $119,950 $83,300
North Dakota $63,010 $87,210 $125,680 $89,160
Ohio $38,160 $56,790 $92,410 $63,570
Oklahoma $50,100 $101,420 $148,840 $101,040
Pennsylvania $47,450 $76,750 $108,370 $74,800
Tennessee $35,030 $53,330 $125,900 $62,870
Texas $31,170 $108,540 NA $123,060
Utah $57,650 $76,200 $113,400 $80,920
Virginia $45,450 $83,000 $118,350 $81,910
Washington $57,800 $89,450 $121,460 $95,510
West Virginia $53,360 $71,650 $117,030 $79,890
Wyoming $63,530 $89,910 $132,870 $92,290