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In a previous posting I reported on Mexican mine salaries.  Here are some numbers on wages at mines in Mexico.  The full details are available from Cost Mine and their Mexican Mine Wages, Salaries and Benefits 2013 Survey Results. (more…)

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Just arrived on my desk is the CostMine Mexican Mine Wages, Salaries & Benefits 2013 Survey Results.  This sixty-two page document is chock-full of data on wages and salaries at Mexican mines.  I recommend that you and your company or union get a copy and compare your income to the ranges and averages documented here.  (more…)

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Based on data from 120 U.S. metal and industrial mineral mines, CostMine’s new 2012 Survey Results U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits provide lots of data about wages for miners in the United States.  The full survey is available from CostMine.  With their permission, I note some wages in this posting.  The facts I provide are selected on the basis of my personal interests and quirks—no system , rime, or reason here.  (more…)

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There are conventionally 2,080 work hours in a year.  Thus somebody earning a wage of $20 an hour gets the equivalent of a salary of about $42,000.  Considering the mine manager makes about $100,000 to $150,000 a year, it is interesting to take a look at actual wages paid to miners in the United States in 2011.  The following numbers come from the CostMine report 2011 Survey Results, U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits(more…)

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The first posting this week as I have just gotten back from working on a mine—and earning far less than $200,000 per year.   I note the income of $200,000 a year as my email inbox is filled with links to a report on young folk on Australian mines earning $200,000 a year.  Here is the introduction to a long and fascinating article: (more…)

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If you work on a Canadian mine, you probably get a reasonable wage.  We all think in terms of and compare wages and salaries.  But have you taken a look at the benefits that you “get.”  Maybe not in real check dollars, but in “extras.”   Now none of us can compare with Canadian Postal workers who get something like seven weeks leave a year, accumulate untold days of “sick leave”  and drive A Lexus on retirement (I know at least one fellow who does!) (more…)

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CostMine has just sent me a copy of their most recent publication, namely the 2011 Survey of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits. (more…)

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Google likes this page and brings it up often to those searching for information about mine wages and salaries.  There is good informatioin in what I wrote when I first posted this piece, so take a look.  But be aware that I have posted more recent information on mine wages at the following link:  http://ithinkmining.com/2012/05/01/2011-wages-for-u-s-metal-and-industrial-mineral-mines/   The posting at this link is about 2011 wages.  What follows is about 2010 wages, so you can also campre and notice increases.  Good luck wiht your salary. 

CostMine has just sent me a copy of the newly released U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits – 2010 Survey Results.   As always, this annual production is filled with information about how much people in the U.S.  mining industry make. 

Here is the full set of blog posting on this report:

Below, I take a look at some wages.  In future postings I will look at salaries and executive compensation.  In these postings, I barely touch on the huge amount of information that the survey collates.  If you need more, I recommend you get your mine’s Human Resources department to get a copy and let you go through the details. 

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    While politicians ponder how to reform the US coal mine safety situation, let us look at the wages paid to US coal miners.  We have previously dealt with coal mine salaries and coal mine executive compensation.  Now is time to look at the wages of those who do the work and the dying—and again our sympathies to the affected families.  (more…)

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Now for the salaries of miners and engineers and secretaries and everybody inbetween on industrial mineral and metal mines in the United States in 2008.  No major surprises if you discount what seems to me to be low salaries for all, and particularly for geologists.  Seems to me that folk working on the mines are way underpaid by comparison with what comparable folk working for consultants to the mining industry earn.  I have no figures for the consultants’ salaries, but base this conclusion on what I know of what people I know earn working for consultants in BC and California.  Most could not afford to live decently on what the average mine pays salaried staff. 

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