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Prospector Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$128,463 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Prospector is $128,463 a year and $62 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Prospector is between $89,782 and $159,570. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Explores likely regions to discover valuable mineral deposits, using topographical maps, surveys, reports, and knowledge of geology and mineralogy: examines outcrops, placer, and stream channels for mineral content.
  • Drills, dynamites, or digs trenches or pits along rock formations or creek beds to obtain rock samples.
  • Breaks off samples and tests them for presence of minerals with heat, acid, magnifying glass, or by pulverizing and washing or panning.
  • Assays samples for preliminary quantitative estimate.
  • Collects data on rock formations, using geophysical instruments and devices, such as geiger counters and electronic sounding equipment, and determines feasibility of staking and developing claim.
  • Stakes claim according to federal or state legal requirements.
  • Develops mineral deposits by means of placer or hard rock mining.
  • May sell interests in discovered areas.
Prospector Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job family population: 28,520

Estimated population of Prospector jobs: 683

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Prospector Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Senior Principal, Business Development
Apr 13
Jersey City, USA
BNY Mellon
Prospects pursued are key to the unit achieving its goals and objectives. Prospects are significantly large and complex institutions, requiring depth of knowledge in a niche segment or significant ...
Account Manager
May 23
New York, NY, USA
PNP Staffing Group
Print/Digital Advertising and Content Sponsorships (70%): • Identifying and convert new prospects and renewal/upgrade opportunities on assigned accounts for their Marketplace platform to achieve ...
Senior Specialist, Business Development
Mar 1
New York, USA
BNY Mellon Investment Management
Prospects could be advisors, individuals or institutions. In some cases at this level, incumbents follow leads that come in to the organization, versus generating leads themselves. May assist a more ...
Regional Advertising Sales Consultant ($55,000-$80,000) first year!
May 15
Allendale, NJ, USA
Money Mailer
The position includes a minimum of 5 days per week prospecting and selling Money Mailer products and services to local business owners. In addition, the position requires relationship building and ...
Membership Sales Representative
Mar 14
Manhattan, NY, USA
New York State Restaurant Association
Prospecting: Search for, identify and qualify prospective members through research, referrals, networking, trade show leads, inbound inquiries and any additional leads provided. * Sales Approaches
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