Miner Salary

Male Miners number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.42 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,955 - $102,684
(Median)
$30K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,931
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$13.47 - $30.40
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,955 - $102,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,018 - $88,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $30.40  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $49.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$31,018 - $88,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Job Description for Miner

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Miner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $59K on average. Miners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $71K.

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Experience Affects Miner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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