Mining Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Mining Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $73K per year. Overall cash earnings for Mining Engineers stretch from $60K on the lower end to $108K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,272 - $100,083
(Median)
$57K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,764
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Salary
$57,272 - $100,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,706  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,817  
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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$59,798 - $108,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for Mining Engineer

Mining engineers design mines. They protect the safety of all who work in a mine by researching the structure of a mine, evaluating potential health hazards and formulating ways to ensure they don't pose a threat to mine employees. They are involved in the planning of expansion of sections in a mine and in performing inspections of mine facilities to ensure they are safe. Should an inspection result in areas of a mine that do not pass safety or health codes, mine engineers are also responsible for making sure that such deficiencies are corrected in a timely manner.

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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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Barrick Gold Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $78K on average.


Survey takers who work as Mining Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Engineering Design, Project Management, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. AutoCAD and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

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


Mining Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $74K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $79K. Mining Engineers see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $98K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$76,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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