$75,803
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$6,000

Profit Sharing

$3,600

Commission

$5,250
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Mining Engineers earn an average of $73K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. The majority of Mining Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,469 - $119,976
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$120K
MEDIAN: $75,803
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$13.32 - $67.50
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$0$129K
Salary $54,469 - $119,976
Bonus $964 - $23,490
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,936
Commission $5,250
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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$53,618 - $129,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 275
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $13.32 - $67.50
Overtime $26.25
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $964 - $23,490
Commission $5,250
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,936
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).
)
$53,618 - $129,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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

  • 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.

Mining Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$117K

$80,430

$72,646

Mining Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mining Engineer


Survey results suggest that Mining Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of AutoCAD tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mining Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mining Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mining Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Mining Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 21 salaries. A Mining Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mining Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Mining Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲13%

▲12%

National Average
$79,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Mining Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲18%


Engineering Design
▲3%

National Average
$79,000


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%