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Mining and Geological Engineers in West Virginia

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Mining and Geological Engineers in West Virginia

Is West Virginia a good place for you to work as a Mining or Geological Engineer?

3.4% Jobs Projection
$75,820 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Mining and Geological Engineers in West Virginia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Mining and Geological Engineers in West Virginia is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Mining and Geological Engineers Work in West Virginia?

In 2018, there were 110 Mining and Geological Engineers working in the state.

There were 280 Mining and Geological Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Mining and Geological Engineers in WV Employment Trend

The typical state has 140 Mining and Geological Engineers working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Mining and Geological Engineers than average.

Mining and Geological Engineers in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Mining and Geological Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

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

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 300 jobs for West Virginia 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 West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Mining and Geological Engineers ranged from $53,510 to $102,440 with $75,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.73 to $49.25. The median hourly rate was $36.45.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.66 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.79.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Mining and Geological Engineers Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia 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
Wheeling, WV-OH 50 $93,730

Top States for Mining and Geological Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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