Miner Salary

Male Miners number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.55 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction for Miners is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,153 - $90,862
$29K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,800
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90%

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$14.05 - $31.43
$14
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,153 - $90,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,402 - $88,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,402 - $88,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Miner

  • Use tools and equipment to extract minerals or substances.
  • Interpret maps and readings to mine designated areas.
  • Coordinate with other miners to complete tasks.
  • Operate safely, checking gauges and ensuring equipment is appropriately stored.

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Pay by Experience Level for Miner

Pay by Experience for a Miner has a positive trend. An entry-level Miner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Miner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Miner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 26 salaries. A Miner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Miner

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Miner Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 16%