Male Miners number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.73 per hour in the United States. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Miners claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,833 - $93,258
(Median)
$30K
$56K
$93K
MEDIAN: $55,955
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$14.22 - $30.87
(Median)
$14
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,833 - $93,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,250  
Total Pay (?
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$33,640 - $84,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$7.11 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,250  
   
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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$33,640 - $84,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. Miners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $52K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Miner Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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