Mining/Geological Engineer

Code: 17-2151.00

Also known as: Mine Engineer, Mining Consultant, Mining Engineer, Planning Engineer, Project Engineer, Safety Engineer, Safety Representative

Description: Before new advances in science and technology, mining was an especially dangerous job with many health hazards. However, in the past few decades, Mining and Geological Engineers have worked diligently to better design mines. Now, minerals used in manufacturing and utilities can be more safely and efficiently removed.Mining and Geological Engineers are required to have a Bachelor's degree. In some states, engineers must obtain a professional license, which generally requires passing two examinations.

Mining/Geological Engineer

Typical wages

10% $57,040
25% $71,990
Median $93,800
75% $121,670
90% $156,270
10% $27.42
25% $34.61
Median $45.1
75% $58.5
90% $75.13

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 400