Labour Compensation Reports

Our Labour Compensation Reports will help your mining operation stay competitive and fair with statistics from your region, updated on a yearly basis.

Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits Report

  • 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, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory.
  • 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 sizes and types. All the mines are identified by province or territory, size, number of employees, and union or non-union. Mine names are not included.

U.S. Mining Salaries, Wages, and Benefits Report

This report contains the full results of our 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:

  • Hourly wage scales listed by job title for hourly workers at 49 coal mines, 48 metal mines, and 77 industrial mineral and aggregate mines.
  • Salary summaries for managerial, technical and administrative personnel at 36 coal, 39 metal, and 77 industrial mineral mine and aggregate operations.
  • 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.
  • Executive compensation for over 2,000 Canadian and American metal, industrial mineral, and coal mining companies, traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
  • Workers compensation & unemployment tax rate summaries for mining in all 50 states.

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

International Compensation Guidelines for Mining Exploration

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 labour 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.

Personnel Managers

Contribute to our next series of reports by participating in our labour compensation surveys. Your input helps us stay current and accurate, and to show our appreciation we offer a range of incentives for participants.

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