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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
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 173 208 20.23 4 11 18
United States 5900 6100 0.0 100 300 500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 48.15 27.42 34.61 45.10 58.50 75.13
Alaska 49.69 31.05 37.43 46.54 57.43 70.19
Balance of State 47.63 32.80 38.22 46.64 56.84 65.29

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.