How to Become a Mining Engineer | EnvironmentalScience.org
As of 2012, the average salary for geological and mining engineers was $84,320 per year, or $40.54 per hour. Those in management positions earned the most money, averaging $92,030. Engineers working in mining support activities earned $84,030. Those in metal ore mining made $83,280, while those specializing in coal were paid an average of $80,980.