Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
35.3k
Average Age
41.1
Estimated Job Growth
5.93%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$152,036
Average Male Salary
$155,875
Average Female Salary
$126,530

About

Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are most often employed by the Support activities for mining industry. The average yearly wage for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers was $152,036 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers by wage are Podiatrists, Actuaries, and Personal financial advisors.

Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except landscape and naval, Landscape architects, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, and 16 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, and Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, and South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Support activities for mining is the industry that employs the most Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are paid most in River Parishes PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$152,036
AVERAGE SALARY
± $14,931

In 2020, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers earned an average of $152,036, $96,082 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Podiatrists make somewhat more than Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers while Personal financial advisors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.366
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.366, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, by average wage, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, Petroleum refining, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

35.3k
2020 Workforce
± 4,614
−7.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.6%

The number of people employed as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers has been declining at a rate of −7.5%, from 38,197 people in 2019 to 35,332 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers employed by various industries. Support activities for mining employs the largest share of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers at  41.2%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 27.3% and Petroleum refining with 5.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers in the US. The average age of male Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 36.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

30.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,302
4.62k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,669

86.9% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

70.7% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

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Age by Sex

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.81
36.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.07

The median age of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 41.1, and Male employees are generally 5.81 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Science, and Programming.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Petroleum Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, Nuclear Engineers, and Engineers, All Other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Petroleum Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, Nuclear Engineers, and Engineers, All Other are expected to see a growth of 5.93% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Petroleum Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, Nuclear Engineers, and Engineers, All Other.
5.93%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Petroleum Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, Nuclear Engineers, and Engineers, All Other. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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