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Mining Engineers

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that median annual earnings of mining and geological engineers were $92,250 in May 2018. Salaries ranged from less than $54,550 to more than $151,030. The top-paying industry for mining and geological engineers was scientific research and development services, paying engineers median annual salaries of $126,890, according to the DOL. Engineers who worked in oil and gas extraction activities for mining earned the next-highest salaries, $123,780 per year. 

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