Here’s how much Canadian miners are currently making
Canadians working in the mining industry, one of the country’s largest industrial sectors, are the highest paid, surpassing the average earnings of workers in forestry, manufacturing, finance and construction.
After a recent salary survey, mining jobs and employment opportunities leader CareerMine found that miners in Canada earn over $110,000 a year, or about $31,000 to $46,000 more than the average worker employed in the other four major sectors of the economy:
Miners in Canada with less than 5 years’ experience are earning a base pay on the 25%ile of $57,360 a median of $67,000 and on the 75%ile $73,500
Miners in Canada with 5 – 10 years’ experience are earning a base pay on the 25%ile of $61,250 a median of $70,000 and on the 25%ile $85,500
Miners with 10 years plus experience are earning a base pay on the 25%ile of $70,000 a median of $75,000 and on the 75%ile $90,000
And here’s how much those who hold a supervisory or foreman position are making:
Mine Supervisors / Foreman with less than 10 years’ experience are earning a base pay on the 25%ile of $70,000 a median of $85,000 and on the 25%ile $113,000
For those that have 10 years plus experience, they are earning on the 25%ile $96,000, a median of $105,000 and on the 75%ile $125,500
Despite the recent sustained rout in commodity prices that have forced miners to shelve projects, axe jobs and focus on cost cutting measures, Canada’s mining and mineral processing sector is one of the country’s main employers — about 380,000 work in sector, data from the Mining Association of Canada shows.
Canada also has one of the largest mining supply sectors globally with more than 3.400 companies that provide engineering, geotechnical, environmental, financial and other services.
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