Mining Salary Survey

The Mining Salary Survey reports compensation data for 108 benchmark jobs related to developing a mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) ores valued chiefly for their copper, nickel, gold, silver, and/or uranium content. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region, US National, or Canadian National) for $589.

The Mining Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 6 executive and 102 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Geophysicist
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydrographer
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cartographer
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Communications Analyst
  • Communications Engineer
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Cost Accountant
  • Data Architect
  • Design Drafter
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Drafter Geophysical
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Dragline Operator
  • Dump Operator
  • Earth Driller
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Executive Secretary
  • Extractive Metallurgist
  • Extractive Supervisor
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Field Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Geographer
  • Geological Aide
  • Geological Drafter
  • Geologist
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Geophysicist
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydrographer
  • Instrument Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant Metallurgical
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Technician
  • Mine Foreman
  • Mine Inspector
  • Mine Safety Engineer
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Pipefitter
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Resource Recovery Engineer
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Soils Engineer
  • Spectroscopist
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tool Machine Operator
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALLIED NEVADA GOLD CORP
  • ARGONAUT GOLD INC
  • ATNA RESOURCES LTD
  • COEUR MINING INC
  • COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • COMSTOCK MINING INC
  • FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC
  • GLOBE SPECIALTY METALS INC
  • GOLD RESOURCE CORP
  • HARSCO CORP
  • HECLA MINING CO
  • NEWMONT MINING CORP
  • ROYAL GOLD INC
  • SCIO DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY CORP
  • SOUTHERN COPPER CORP
  • TRAPPER MINING INC
  • UR-ENERGY INC
  • WESTMOUNTAIN GOLD INC
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALLIED NEVADA GOLD CORP
  • ARGONAUT GOLD INC
  • ATNA RESOURCES LTD
  • COEUR MINING INC
  • COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • COMSTOCK MINING INC
  • FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC
  • GLOBE SPECIALTY METALS INC
  • GOLD RESOURCE CORP
  • HARSCO CORP
  • HECLA MINING CO
  • NEWMONT MINING CORP
  • ROYAL GOLD INC
  • SCIO DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY CORP
  • SOUTHERN COPPER CORP
  • TRAPPER MINING INC
  • UR-ENERGY INC
  • WESTMOUNTAIN GOLD INC

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