Men make up the majority of Mining Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $73K per year. Cash earnings for Mining Engineers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $50K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $120K. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,902 - $114,717
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MEDIAN: $72,552
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,902 - $114,717  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,003  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$52,356 - $119,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$52,356 - $119,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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


Professional skills reported by Mining Engineers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Project Management, autodesk autocad, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Those with knowledge of AutoCAD tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $91K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $104K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $96K.

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Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries



Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
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National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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