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I have just received an advanced copy of CostMine’s U.S. Metal & Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages & Benefits — 2013 Survey Results.  You will be able to purchase the complete copy very soon from CostMine. In this and a few following postings, I will note salaries, wages, and compensation for U.S. mining people in 2012 and 2013.  Let us start with wages.  Here are the national average hourly wages, in US Dollars for 118 U.S. mines for some job categories: (more…)

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In previous postings I ve written about salaries and executive compensation as gleaned from the CostMine 2013 Survey Results Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits.  Here are some wages at Canadian mines as reported in the 2013 Survey.  (more…)

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More on the deplorable wages for mine workers in Africa.  Here below is a repeat of a full report on the killing of Chinese mine supervisors in Zambia.  Let us face it, Chinese colonialism is taking over and resuscitating European African colonialism.  Why are those African incapable of resisting the lure of exploiters and over-lords?  (more…)

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Julius Malema is demanding a base salary of R12,500 per month for South African miners.  Give or take that is about $1,500 per month or $18,000 a year.  (more…)

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CostMine’s newly published 2012 Survey Results of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits is now available.  It is expensive; most individuals probably cannot afford it;  you will have to get your union or human resources staff to order it if you want to see all the data.   Thanks to the folk at Cost Mine, I can give some numbers that interest me and that may interest you.  (more…)

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Here from the CostMine report 2011 Survey Results, U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits ae some wages earned by U.S. coal miners. First wages at surface coal mines.  In US$ per hour, here are minimum, average, and maximum wages for the 28 reporting mines: (more…)

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On this blog, I often write about jobs and careers in mining.  I often write about the wages, salaries, and compensation for those who work in mining.   To make it easier for you to access the past postings of this blog on the topics of mining jobs & careers, and on mining wages, salaries and compensation, we have collated all the past posting in two places.  This is where they are—click on the links to get them:

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A wage is an hourly rate.  A salary is an annual amount.  Here is information about wages, in dollars per hour, for folk who work at what we think of as quarries & gravel pits.  (more…)

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Across the USA and Canada in make-shift camps, protestors are demanding something.  We are not sure what.  But they are upset about the rich getting high wages.  I have read articles in which reporters go on about the anger of the protestors about the one percent who take home all the money.  In a recent issue of McLeans, the Canadian version of the US Time magazine, I read that in Canada you are in the top one percent if you earn over $170,000 per year and in the US you are in the top one percent if you earn over $400,000 per year.   (more…)

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From the CostMine 2011 Survey of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits, here are some average hourly wages.  For selected job categories, I provide three numbers.  The first is the average on Canadian metal mines; the second on industrial mineral mines; and the third is on fossil fuel mines.  (more…)

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