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Mining and Geological Engineers in Utah

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-5% Jobs Projection
$84,470 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

While jobs for Mining and Geological Engineers in Utah are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Mining and Geological Engineers in Utah is expected to decrease.

  • Mining and Geological Engineers in Utah earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mining and Geological Engineers Work in Utah?

340 people worked as Mining and Geological Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 300 Mining and Geological Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Mining and Geological Engineers in UT Employment Trend

The typical state has 140 Mining and Geological Engineers working in it, which means Utah has more Mining and Geological Engineers than average.

Mining and Geological Engineers in UT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Utah

Jobs for Mining and Geological Engineers in this state are declining at a rate of 4.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Mining and Geological Engineers: Nation vs. UT

Utah Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 200 jobs for Utah Mining and Geological Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 600 annual jobs and 7,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Mining and Geological Engineers Make in Utah?

In 2018 wages for Mining and Geological Engineers ranged from $58,310 to $151,420 with $84,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.03 to $72.8. The median hourly rate was $40.61.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.02.

The median salary in Utah is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Mining and Geological Engineers Earnings: UT vs. National Average

Top Utah Metros for Mining and Geological Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Mining and Geological Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City, UT 260 $83,300

Top States for Mining and Geological Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Mining and Geological Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 500 $134,880
Colorado 440 $98,920
Arizona 410 $83,780
Pennsylvania 360 $89,610
Nevada 350 $82,520
Utah 340 $84,470
Oklahoma 270 $0
New Mexico 240 $132,160
Alabama 180 $91,510
Ohio 170 $84,760
Kentucky 150 $93,130
Florida 150 $114,410
Wyoming 150 $90,470
Alaska 130 $112,240
West Virginia 110 $75,820
Virginia 110 $0
New York 110 $82,990
Michigan 100 $71,710
Montana 100 $0
Illinois 90 $91,660

Below are the states where Mining and Geological Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $134,880
New Mexico $132,160
Florida $114,410
Alaska $112,240
Colorado $98,920
Minnesota $98,170
Kentucky $93,130
Illinois $91,660
Alabama $91,510
Wyoming $90,470

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