Mining Engineer Salary
|Salary||$53,939 - $113,264|
|Bonus||$964 - $19,923|
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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).)
|$52,834 - $120,168|
|Bonus||$964 - $19,923|
|Total Pay (||$52,834 - $120,168|
Job Description for Mining Engineer
Mine engineers work primarily for mining companies and provide technical support and directions for their operations. They also provide estimates relevant to mining construction and are involved with capital/expense projects and equipment selection for the company's mining operations.Read More...
Mine engineers may be involved in the customizing, troubleshooting, upgrading and even rebuilding of mining equipment and should decide when machinery must be replaced. They work directly with both equipment vendors and mining operations managers, and may serve as liaisons between coworkers and vendors in order to clarify what is needed in non-technical terms. Leadership and interpersonal skills are important in this position, and strong verbal and written communication skills are also beneficial.
These engineers must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision, as well as in a team environment. Computer skills may be required in order to use various programs and software, and a bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field is generally required by employers. They must always follow MSHA and OSHA regulations and are encouraged to attend classes, workshops and conferences relevant to their field. Mine engineers should be flexible in order to travel for their jobs and must be comfortable working underground. They may sometimes be away from their families for extended periods of time, as well.
Mining Engineer Tasks
- Improve productivity and costs in areas like ore blending, safety and drilling/blasting.
- Provide calculations and reports about supplies, reserves and operations.
- Manage mine operations from supply procurement to project management.
Popular Employer Salaries for Mining Engineer
For Mining Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Newmont Mining Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $92K, the highest in the area.
Popular Skills for Mining Engineer
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Lucky workers who know Microsoft Excel can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Engineering Design and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 25 percent. AutoCAD and Project Management are also commonly seen together.
Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer
Pay by Experience for a Mining Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mining Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mining Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Mining Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 21 salaries. A Mining Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 18 salaries.
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