Coal Counties

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

Average Wage (2013) in North Dakota Lignite Counties:

  •   5. Oliver County $64,895
  •   8. Mercer County $60,341
  • 11. McLean County $48,145

The average wage in North Dakota in 2013 was $47,779.