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2018 Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits Report
(Published July 2018)

Canada
  • Hourly wage scales listed by job title for workers at 71 metal, diamond, industrial mineral and fossil fuel mines in 9 provinces and territories, including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
  • Salary summaries for managerial, technical and administrative personnel at 50 mines.
  • Benefit plan profiles for each mine.
  • Incentive bonus plan descriptions for many new and innovative plans reported by the mines.
  • Statistical tables for comparing salaries and benchmark wages at surface and underground mines.
  • Executive Compensation for 217 Canadian and American major, mid-tier and junior mining companies.
  • Workers compensation tax rate summaries for mining in all provinces and territories.

The mines included in these reports cover a broad range of size and types. All of the mines are identified by province or territory, size, number of employees, and whether union or non-union. Mine names are not included.

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2017 U.S. Mining Salaries, Wages and Benefits Report
(Published January 2018)

USA

This report contains the full results of CostMine’s 33nd annual survey of compensation practices at U.S. mining companies. Our report includes data from 49 coal mining operations and 128 precious, base and ferrous, industrial mineral, and aggregate mines in 37 states. This report features:

  • Salary Summaries for managerial, technical and administrative personnel at 36 coal, 39 metal, and 77 industrial mineral mine and aggregate operations.
  • Wage scales listed by job title for hourly workers at 49 coal mines, 48 metal mines, and 77 industrial mineral and aggregate mines.
  • Executive compensation for over 2,000 Canadian and American metal, industrial mineral, and coal mining companies, traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
  • Benefit plan profiles for each mine.
  • Incentive bonus plan descriptions for many new and innovative plans reported by the mines.
  • Statistical tables for comparing salaries, wages and benefits among union and non-union mines, eastern and western U.S. mines, surface vs. underground mines and others.
  • Workers compensation & unemployment tax rate summaries for mining in all 50 states.

The mines included in these reports cover a broad range of size and types. All of the mines are identified by state or regions, size, number of employees, and whether union or non-union. Mine names are not included. In past years U.S. coal mines and U.S. metal and industrial mineral mines were in separate reports.

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International Compensation Guidelines for Mining Exploration
2014 Survey Results (Published April 2014)

This exclusive guide provides an inside look at salaries for 2,303 exploration managers, geologists and GIS/drafting personnel working in the industry. In addition to salaries, the report includes demographic information, short country profiles with pertinent labor information and a comparison of salaries from our previous surveys. Whether your company is located in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia or Australia, this guide will help you design competitive compensation plans for your domestic, national, and expatriate employees; estimate your exploration budgets; and compare your compensation package to those of other countries.

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2013 Mexican Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits Survey Results
(Published March 2013)

Mexico
  • This report contains the results of CostMine's 4th survey of compensation practices at Mexican mining companies. Reported in both Spanish and English, this report contains representative values for salaries and wages nationwide, including:
  • Salary summaries for managerial, technical, and administrative personnel;
  • Wage scales listed for hourly workers by job title;
  • Benefit and bonus plans for surveyed mines;
  • Statistical tables with annual benchmark salaries for selected job titles in Mexico;
  • Economic and mining overviews, including information on employment conditions, minimum wages, and benefits in Mexico.

*Company names are not mentioned in this report regarding their specific compensation information.

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2013 African Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits Report
(Published January 2014)

Africa
  • With more than 700 salary data points for 10 African countries, this exclusive guide will provide you with an inside look at personnel compensation throughout Africa.
  • Salary summaries for technical, managerial, and administrative personnel.
  • Regulation of employment summaries for each country, including minimum wages for 19-year-old workers and apprentices, maximum overtime limits, standard workdays, paid annual leave, and more.
  • Country-specific economic and mining overviews including employment laws, labor considerations, union information, and expatriate laws.
  • Statistical tables depicting the number and types of operating mines and mines in the construction phase for each country, comparing select countries’ lower-level mining wages against their minimum wages, listing benchmark salaries for select positions in the mining industry, and more.

*Company names are not mentioned in this report regarding their specific compensation information.

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Aggregate & Construction Material Salaries, Wages, and Benefits Report, 2011 Survey Results (Published April 2011)

USA

CostMine's exclusive new survey of compensation practices at quarries and mines in the aggregate and construction materials sector.

  • Salary summaries for managerial, technical and administrative personnel at 104 US mines and quarries.
  • Hourly wage scales listed by job title for hourly workers at 125 mines and quarries in 32 US states.
  • Benefit plan profiles for each mine.
  • Incentive bonus plan descriptions with bonuses listed for many of the salaried employees.
  • Statistical tables for comparing salaries, wages, and benefits among union and non-union mines, and by region.
  • Workers compensation and unemployment tax rate summaries for mining and quarrying in all 50 states.

The mines included in these reports cover a broad range of size and types. All of the mines are identified by state, type of mine or quarry, size, number of employees, and whether union or non-union. Mine names are not included.

Costmine has been publishing compensation reports for 31 years. Please contact us for historical data.

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