Salary for Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

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Also known as:  Geophysical Engineer, Mineral Engineer, Mining Engineer, Seismic Engineer

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Mining and geological engineers work to establish productive mines that are safe and cost-effective. They may choose appropriate sites and extraction methods to minimize environmental impact while allowing for maximum profit. These professionals use knowledge of the specific ore deposits and characteristics to determine the safest methods of extraction. Once a mine is up and running, these professionals may conduct inspections to determine the safety of working conditions, equipment, and practices. A strong background in geology or a related field is required for this profession, and most mining engineers have Master's or Bachelor's degrees.

A Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineer will normally receive a salary between $57,040 - $156,270 depending on the level of education. get an average salary of one hundred thousand one hundred and fourty dollars every year.

can receive the best pay in Oklahoma, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to $141,030. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive normal pay levels of $127,480.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.79 percent nationwide in that time.

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Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$127,480
Public Administration
$120,800
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$120,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,980
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$96,140
Manufacturing
$90,090

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$85,220
Manufacturing
$90,090
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$96,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,980
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$120,130
Public Administration
$120,800