Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

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2019 Workforce
36.6k
Average Age
41.5
Estimated Job Growth
15.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$150,617
Average Male Salary
$150,061
Average Female Salary
$154,718

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 $150,617 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers by wage are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Actuaries, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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 North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 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 Petroleum refining. Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are paid most in South of Aldine & Inside Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$150,617
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,905

In 2019, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers earned an average of $150,617, $95,093 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents make somewhat more than Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers while Aircraft pilots & flight engineers 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

0.358
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.358, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, by number of employees, are Support activities for mining, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

36.6k
2019 Workforce
± 4,695
6.32%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.3%

The number of people employed as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers has been growing at a rate of 6.32%, from 34,405 people in 2018 to 36,581 people in 2019.

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  39.7%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 33.1% and Petroleum refining with 4.87%.

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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 42.2 and of female Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 36.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

32.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,406
4.37k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,623

88.1% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

73.4% 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 11.1% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, White (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 Gender

42.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.85
36.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.32

The median age of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 5.68 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are expected to see a growth of 15.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

15.1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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