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Average Mining Engineer Salary

$79,643
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,149
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for a Mining Engineer is $79,643.
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$56k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$118k
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What Do Mining Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Mining Engineer

4 out of 5
(25)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Mining Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mining Engineer are from the companies Newmont Mining Corporation, Oceana Gold and Vulcan Materials Co. Reported salaries are highest at Newmont Mining Corporation where the average pay is $91,500. Vulcan Materials Co pays the lowest at around $65,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mining Engineers?

Skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, Strategic Planning and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineers?

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 $64,521 based on 18 salaries. An early career Mining Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,852 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Mining Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,822 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Mining Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,156 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,000.
Employees with Mining Engineer in their job title in Fairbanks, Alaska earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Reno, Nevada (19.3% more) and Salt Lake City, Utah (15.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (8.7% less) and Gillette, Wyoming (6.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 224 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
9.4%