Coal Counties

"Lignite" counties have some of the highest wages per job in North Dakota. Coal counties are; McLean, Mercer & Oliver.

Average Wage (2012) in North Dakota Lignite Counties:

  •   4. Oliver County $60,808
  •   8. Mercer County $56,727
  • 11. McLean County $44,736

The average wage in North Dakota in 2012 was $45,736.