Miner Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Miners earn an average of $22.11 per hour. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Most Miners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,799 - $115,456
$30K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,000
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50%
90%

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$14.46 - $34.64
$14
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.04
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$0$115K
Salary $29,799 - $115,456
Bonus $0.00 - $17,002
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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$31,833 - $90,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.46 - $34.64
Overtime $23.49 - $45.30
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $17,002
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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$31,833 - $90,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Miner

  • Use tools and equipment to extract minerals or substances.
  • Interpret maps and readings to mine designated areas.
  • Coordinate with other miners to complete tasks.
  • Operate safely, checking gauges and ensuring equipment is appropriately stored.

Miner Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Miner

Pay by Experience for a Miner has a positive trend. An entry-level Miner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Miner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Miner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 26 salaries. A Miner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 9 salaries.

Miner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Miner?

Miner in Chetek:
"Pretty cool."
Pros: The hour's we work 12 hour days 14 days in a month.
Cons: Working in snow and ice. Sometimes in subzero temps.

Miner in California City:
Work hard hard while your young it will pay off later in life.

Key Stats for Miner

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Miner Salaries

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
▼1%

Late-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 13%
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