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Mining Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Mining Engineer"

How much does a Mining Engineer in the federal government get paid? $107,245.22* *Based on the 2021 average.

Mining Engineer was the 381st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 89 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Mine Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Mining Engineering, with an average salary of $103,716.

Government Mining Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Mining Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Mining Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Mine Safety and Health Administration 27 $103,716.48
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $108,624.04
Bureau of Land Management 22 $94,767.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $115,778.13
Forest Service 2 $94,357.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $221,358.00
Indian Affairs 1 $131,337.00
Geological Survey 1 $147,238.00
National Park Service 1 $107,763.00

Mining Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mining Engineer is $107,245.22. The highest paid Mining Engineer made $221,358 in 2021.

Common Mining Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Mining Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 81
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 6
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 2

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Mining Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Geodetic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Mining Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Mining Engineer was $78,502. Since then, the average pay has increased to $107,245 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0880.

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