Jennifer Leinart is about to become a grandmother. Her 25-year old son is about to become a father. He is advancing in the US military flying fighter planes. My son has just been appointed a Commander in the US Navy and is advancing to being the captain of a destroyer. We both rejoice in the success of our off-spring.
Both Jennifer and I are in mining. I blog and consult. She runs CostMine. Here are some daily rates for consulting mining exploration folk culled from the most recent publication Jennifer has produced with her loyal staff.
- United States = USD $616
- Australia = Au $933
- Canadian = C$565
These are fair rate, in fact low rates, from what I know of consultant rates. Employ consultants if you seek a bargain. Here is how you may pay per experience per day for a consulting exploration geologist:
- Less than 5 years experience= $355
- 5 to 15 years experience = $555
- More than 15 years experience = $704
Again a bargain as far as I am concerned. But be careful, CostMine reports:
Some of the consultants require a monthly retainer from their employers. Others reported that their clients offered stock options, stocks, consulting, or finder’s fees as a part of the package. A few clients paid for medical and travel insurance. Several geologists reported personal truck and gear rental fees that are charged to the clients. All consultants charged back travel expenses to their clients. Several geologists reported charging vehicle insurance to the clients when working in a foreign county.
The point is that you will pay for what you get and you must be prepared to pay for success.
I receive no remuneration from CostMine for what I write here. I simply enjoy Jennifer’s warm accolades and this which she write in a recent email:
MiningIQ.com recently compiled a list of their top 11 mining blogs, which prompted a spate of suggestions from readers for additions to the list. I’m familiar with some of these but there are a lot of ones new to us that sound interesting.”
This blog is number one on their list.