Becoming a Mine Geologist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Western Governors University is a US school (accredited) offering geology courses to train individuals to become top-notch geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, environmental protection geologists, hydrogeologists, geological technicians, geology professors, biological, geological, and environmental sciences professors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 31,860 people employed as geoscientists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $92,710. Colleges and universities like Western Governors University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Mine Geologist Salary Information

Category: Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Total # Employed in the US 31,860
Average Hourly Wage: $44.57/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$20.74 $27.06 $39.05 $56.27 $77.53
Average Yearly Salary $92,710
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$43,140 $56,280 $81,220 $117,040 $161,260
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.3% 0.8% 3.4% 3.3% 47.6% 34.9% 9.7%
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Wyoming $61.18/hr $127,250
Florida $51.52/hr $107,160
Alaska $50.2/hr $104,410
Connecticut $47.88/hr $99,590
South Dakota $46.29/hr $96,290
Missouri $43.8/hr $91,100
Nevada $42.27/hr $87,920
New York $40.81/hr $84,890
Massachusetts $40.8/hr $84,860
Colorado $40.6/hr $84,460
Mississippi $39.04/hr $81,200
North Dakota $37.93/hr $78,890
Indiana $36.96/hr $76,870
North Carolina $36.48/hr $75,880
Utah $36.4/hr $75,710
New Jersey $36.34/hr $75,580
Tennessee $35.74/hr $74,340
District of Columbia $34.84/hr $72,460
Ohio $34.36/hr $71,470
Kansas $34.19/hr $71,110
Montana $33.5/hr $69,670
Delaware $33.44/hr $69,560
Oklahoma $33.28/hr $69,210
Iowa $32.74/hr $68,100
Guam $32.58/hr $67,770
Arkansas $32.32/hr $67,220
Hawaii $31.9/hr $66,360
Alabama $31.49/hr $65,490
Nebraska $31.34/hr $65,180
Puerto Rico $31.28/hr $65,060
South Carolina $30.5/hr $63,450
Maine $30.31/hr $63,040
California $29.59/hr $61,550
Michigan $29.11/hr $60,550
Idaho $29/hr $60,320
Kentucky $28.94/hr $60,200
Maryland $28.86/hr $60,030
New Hampshire $28.8/hr $59,900
Louisiana $28.4/hr $59,080
New Mexico $28.34/hr $58,960
Wisconsin $25.37/hr $52,770
West Virginia $24.76/hr $51,500
Washington $21.68/hr $45,100


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