The average salary for a Mining Engineer is $76,108.
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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. Mine engineers may be involved in the customizing, troubleshooting, upgrading and even rebuilding of mining equipment and should decide when machinery must be replaced. They work directly with both equipment vendo…Read more
Mining Engineer Tasks
- Manage mine operations from supply procurement to project management.
- Provide calculations and reports about supplies, reserves and operations.
- Improve productivity and costs in areas like ore blending, safety and drilling/blasting.
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Popular Skills for Mining Engineer
Skills in Project Management, Engineering Design and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer
An entry-level Mining Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,657 based on 27 salaries. An early career Mining Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,021 based on 114 salaries. A mid-career Mining Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,657 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Mining Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,922 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,129.
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Employees with Mining Engineer in their job title in Fairbanks, Alaska earn an average of 34.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Reno, Nevada (31.4% more) and Elko, Nevada (21.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (9.6% less) and Gillette, Wyoming (1.7% less).
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