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Metallurgist wages top at $160,000 a year according to a recent wage survey by Hays, a specialist recruiting firm.

Wages showed no change from last year's survey.

While the downturn has caused miners to shed jobs, the industry worries about replenishing the ranks with future specialists.

"Despite the downturn, three–quarters (76%) still say there is a moderate to extreme skills shortage, with 42 per cent saying shortages are due to fewer people entering the job market in the industry," writes the report's authors.

The 2016 Hays Compensation, Benefits, Recruitment and Retention Guide was published this month.

Creative Commons image of bronze casting by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT