Washington, DC Section - Mining USA
SME - The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. TMS - The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. AIST - Association for Iron and Steel Technology. SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers. AIME supports its four Member Societies through the conferring of awards, scholarships and special grants; and, as one of the five Founder Societies .Mining engineers enjoy high average wages, whether working in coal mining, metal mining, engineering services or gas and oil extraction. The average mining, mining safety or geological engineer earned 90,070 annually as of 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.