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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers



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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 5015$47.58/hr$39.80/hr$40.52/hr$40.53/hr$51.30/hr$66.49/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$40.53/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$56.35/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$57.53/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$49.41/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$40.53/hr-5.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 50$57.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 110$51.04/hr2.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Civil Engineers 4,240$48.92/hr8.1%
Petroleum Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Chemical Engineers 120$61.43/hr11.9%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects N/AN/AN/A
Environmental Engineers 790$48.64/hr0.6%
Mechanical Engineers 5,850$40.63/hr6.0%
Aerospace Engineers 170$39.95/hr16.4%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Materials Engineers 430$51.11/hr5.7%


  • Inspect mining areas for unsafe structures, equipment, and working conditions.
  • Design, develop, and implement computer applications for use in mining operations such as mine design, modeling, or mapping or for monitoring mine conditions.
  • Examine maps, deposits, drilling locations, or mines to determine the location, size, accessibility, contents, value, and potential profitability of mineral, oil, and gas deposits.
  • Select or develop mineral location, extraction, and production methods, based on factors such as safety, cost, and deposit characteristics.
  • Monitor mine production rates to assess operational effectiveness.
  • Design, implement, and monitor the development of mines, facilities, systems, or equipment.
  • Prepare schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating mines.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate technicians, technologists, survey personnel, engineers, scientists or other mine personnel.
  • Devise solutions to problems of land reclamation and water and air pollution, such as methods of storing excavated soil and returning exhausted mine sites to natural states.
  • Select or develop mineral location, extraction, and production methods, based on factors such as safety, cost, and deposit characteristics.