Mining Engineer Salary

A Mining Engineer earns an average salary of $72,692 per year.
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$56,244 - $101,390

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$56,244 - $101,390  
$0.00 - $15,679  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,096  
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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).
$59,375 - $110,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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.


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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

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

Mining Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mining Engineer in Denver:
Strive to be the best in what you are doing. Ask questions and always be willing to learn new way to do things better. Don't be afraid to not know the answer, but rather be willing to find out. Learn from everyone, many people with less qualifications than you have many more years experience that you can add to your theoretical knowledge.

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Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%