Just published by CostMine is the 2014 Survey Results – Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits. I will survey some of the data in this and future postings. First a look at average Canadian Mine wages (In Canadian dollars):
- Electrician = 37.84
- Mechanic = 37.08
- Surface drill operator = 38.06
- Heavy equipment operator = 34.74
- Laborer = 27.95
- Electrician = 38.83
- Mechanic = 37.3
- Miner = 33.89
- Underground drill operator = 34.26
- Underground laborer = 27.18
The range of wages is large. Consider the range for Mill Operators:
- Mill equipment operator = 24.57 to 58.46 with an average of 35.60
- Mill laborer = 19.65 to 42.25 with an average of 29.45
And wages vary across the country. Here are averages for eastern versus western surface mine folk”
- Electrician = 32.80 vs 40.74
- Mechanic = 32.42 vs 39.81
- Dragline operator = 33.27 vs 39.14
- Laborer = 24.74 vs 29.55
Wages have gone up in the past 12 months. For example, of the 22 eastern mines reporting wages went up 2.9% and of the 27 western mines reporting, wages went up 3.1%.
Good new really.
The report is chock-full of data. The above is a snapshot. I will write about this report and salaries etc. in future blog postings. Meanwhile go to CostMine to purchase a copy for all the data.