Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

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Total Workforce

33.5k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

8.29%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$145,311

Average Male Salary

$148,737

Average Female Salary

$117,913

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 $145,311 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers by wage are Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and South of Aldine & Inside Beltway TX-8 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying. Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are paid most in North of US-290 & North of FM-1960 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$145,311

AVERAGE SALARY

± $14,914

In 2017, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers earned an average of $145,311, $93,246 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Economists 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

0.354

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.354, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, by average wage, are Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, Petroleum refining, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

33.5k

2017 Workforce

± 4,495

-10.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20.6%

The number of people employed as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers has been declining at a rate of -10.4%, from 37,427 people in 2016 to 33,521 people in 2017.

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  39.5%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 28.1% and Petroleum refining with 5.26%.

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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 41.4 and of female Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 33.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is White.

Gender Composition

29.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,237

3.73k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,499

88.9% 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

83.6% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.56% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Asian 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

41.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.86

33.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.42

The median age of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 7.68 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 Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Technology Design.

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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 7.4%, but Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are expected to see a growth of 8.29% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.29%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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