Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

5.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
28%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$97,090
or $46.67 hourly
VOLUME
7,370
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 28% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 1.9% by 2031
'Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers' was $97,090, or $46.67 hourly
'Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers' are paid 112.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers?

As of 2021 there were 7,370 people employed as Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 19 thousand people are employed as Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers.

Job description

Conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.

SOC Code: 17-2151.00

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