Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

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Total Workforce
34.4k
Average Age
40
Average Salary
$133,350
Average Male Salary
$138,782
Average Female Salary
$89,625

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 $133,350 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers by wage are Economists, Optometrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except landscape and naval, Landscape architects, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, and 16 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are Tomball City & The Woodlands (Southwest) PUMA, TX, North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, and South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 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 Petroleum refining. 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 Tomball City & The Woodlands (Southwest) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$133,350
AVERAGE SALARY
± $14,862

In 2018, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers earned an average of $133,350, $79,461 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Aircraft pilots & flight engineers make somewhat more than Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers while Economists 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

0.374
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.374, 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, Petroleum refining, Oil & gas extraction, Oil & gas extraction, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

34.4k
2018 Workforce
± 4,553
2.64%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.4%

The number of people employed as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers has been growing at a rate of 2.64%, from 33,521 people in 2017 to 34,405 people in 2018.

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  43.4%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 28.7% and Petroleum refining with 7.57%.

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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 40.9 and of female Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 32.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

30.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,294
3.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,514

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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72.7% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

40.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.78
32.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.17

The median age of Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers is 40, and Male employees are generally 8.11 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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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 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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