Posts Tagged ‘wage’


I have just received the CostMine 2014 Survey Results for U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits. In this and future blog postings I will provide some data from the survey and comment on trends that intrigue me. Here first a look at the impact on wages of working for a small mine as compared to working for a large mine. The Survey notes on this topic: (more…)

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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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