Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (17-2151)
Conduct sub-surface 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. Excludes Petroleum Engineers (17-2171).
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||51.25||32.62||37.53||47.91||61.24||78.33|
|Balance of State||51.44||30.18||38.53||38.58||59.13||94.26|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.