Miner Salary

Men account for the majority of Miners in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.42 per hour. Most Miners report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,955 - $102,684
(Median)
$30K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,931
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50%
90%

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$13.47 - $30.40
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $48K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $71K on average.

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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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