Mining Engineer Salary (United States)

A Mining Engineer earns an average salary of $71,315 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Mining Engineer Total Pay (?
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$56,511 - $97,050
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MEDIAN: $71,314
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$56,511 - $97,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,116  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$59,076 - $102,596  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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Job Description for Mining Engineer
Mining engineers design mines. They protect the safety of all who work in a mine by researching the structure of a mine, evaluating potential health hazards and formulating ways to ensure they don't pose a threat to mine employees. They are involved in the planning of expansion of sections in a mine and in performing inspections of mine facilities to ensure they are safe. Should an inspection result in areas of a mine that do not pass safety or health codes, mine engineers are also responsible for making sure that such deficiencies are corrected in a timely manner.
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Mining Engineer Tasks
  • Improve productivity and costs in areas like ore blending, safety and drilling/blasting.
  • Provide calculations and reports about supplies, reserves and operations.
  • Manage mine operations from supply procurement to project management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Denver
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Salt Lake City
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National Average
$75,000
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Mining Engineer Advice

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Mining Engineer in Denver:
Strive to be the best in what you are doing. Ask questions and always be willing to learn new way to do things better. Don't be afraid to not know the answer, but rather be willing to find out. Learn from everyone, many people with less qualifications than you have many more years experience that you can add to your theoretical knowledge.
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Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$75,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$75,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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