Mining Engineer Salary

Male Mining Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $72K annually in the United States. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most Mining Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,939 - $113,264
$54K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,706
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90%

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$17.20 - $35.61
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MEDIAN: $23.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,939 - $113,264  
   
Bonus
$964 - $19,923  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$52,834 - $120,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.50  
   
Overtime
$26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$964 - $19,923  
   
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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$52,834 - $120,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • 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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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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Key Stats for Mining Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries

▲46%

▲19%

▲19%

National Average
$75,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲25%


Engineering Design
▲9%


▲3%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 14%