Men represent the vast majority of Miners in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.66 per hour nationwide. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Miners. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,234 - $101,316
$30K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,400
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50%
90%

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$14.10 - $31.29
$14
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,234 - $101,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,851  
Total Pay (?
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$35,132 - $88,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $31.29  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $60.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,851  
   
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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$35,132 - $88,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $55K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Miner

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Miner Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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