Wages in mining in many states in the U.S are on average a whopping 51.10 percent higher than the average wage of other industries, in the USA, as of June 2018.
This is according to new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (QCEW) figures. We looked at 20 states involved in mining in the U.S. and the wages provided by NMA The American Resource, their source being the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (QCEW).
We found that when taking all 20 states into consideration that the average wage in mining is $78,047. The average wage across all other industries is $51,663. That is all industries excluding oil and gas extraction.
According to the states that we looked at, the top mining average wage is in Alaska with an average of $107,826. The average wage across all industries in Alaska is less than half at $52,349.
The second highest wage in the states we looked at in mining is Nevada, with an average wage in mining of $95,737 while the all industries average is $46,984 also less than half what those in mining are earning.
In the states that we looked at, the lowest wage in mining is in South Dakota with an average of $59,720 found in mining, and an average of $42,343 in all other industries.
Wages in mining in Ohio came in second lowest, with an average of $63,783 in mining, and an average of $48,572 in all other industries.
The average wage for those in mining in Alaska, Montana and Nevada is more than double what those in other industries are earning.