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Mining Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$111,564 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mining Engineer is $111,564 a year and $54 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Mining Engineer is between $78,085 and $138,579. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Mining Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Develops and designs open pit and underground mines, oversees construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations, and devises methods for transporting minerals to processing plants.
  • Finds, extracts, and prepares coal, metals, and minerals.
  • Works to solve problems related to land reclamation and water and air pollution.
  • Responsible for the safe, economical, and environmentally sound operation of mines.
  • Ensures the safety of workers and compliance with State and Federal safety regulations.
  • Inspects walls and roof surfaces, tests air samples, and examines mining equipment for compliance with safety practices.
  • Excludes paraprofessional and supervisory positions.
Mining Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

Job family population: 6,150

Estimated population of Mining Engineer jobs: 2,106

Rate of error: 5.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Mining Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Manager, iOS Mobile Engineering
Jun 8
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Computer Vision Engineer
Jun 14
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... mining or text analytics - Experience with the Elasticsearch or other search systems What's In It ... Engineer with experience, please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
System Engineer
May 16
Chicago, United States
As a system engineer, you will report directly to the Director of Software Development and will not ... Become advanced user of SQL and Excel for data mining and manipulation. You Bring Knowledge and ...
Data Engineer
Jun 2
Lake Forest, United States
Horizontal Integration
... modeling, mining and production - Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and ... Data Engineer - Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer - Certificate in Engineering ...
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