Mining Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Mining Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $72K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mining Engineers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,408 - $110,084
$53K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,593
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$17.50 - $40.00
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,408 - $110,084  
   
Bonus
$503 - $19,670  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$52,426 - $119,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $19,670  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$52,426 - $119,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.

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Mining Engineer Tasks

  • Manage mine operations from supply procurement to project management.
  • Provide calculations and reports about supplies, reserves and operations.
  • Improve productivity and costs in areas like ore blending, safety and drilling/blasting.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mining Engineer


Mining Engineers flock to Newmont Mining Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $92K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Mining Engineer


Mining Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Employees educated in AutoCAD are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $107K. Mining Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $96K.

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Key Stats for Mining Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries

▲44%

▲29%

▲17%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
▲9%


▲3%


National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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