Labor Reports

Harness the Power of Data to Attract Top Talent

In the dynamic and ever-evolving mining industry, making informed decisions about compensation planning is crucial. That’s where our Labor Reports come in, providing you with the comprehensive salary, wage, and benefit data you need to stay ahead of the curve. With Costmine Intelligence, you gain access to accurate, reliable, and industry-specific data that empowers you to optimize your staffing and compensation strategies with confidence.

Our Labor Reports are meticulously curated to meet the unique needs of management and HR professionals in the mining industry. We understand the challenges you face in attracting, retaining, and motivating talent, and our reports are designed to provide actionable insights to address these challenges. From managerial salary summaries to wage scales by job title for hourly workers, executive compensation, benefit plan profiles, and more, our reports offer a wealth of data to support your decision-making process.

We source our data directly from mining operations across the United States and Canada, establishing long-standing relationships with mining companies to ensure the most up-to-date and trustworthy information. Our reports are updated annually to reflect the latest labor trends, allowing you to stay ahead of market shifts and make proactive decisions. With our user-friendly online portal, accessing and downloading your reports is effortless, giving you immediate access to the insights you need to drive success.

Choose Costmine Intelligence as your trusted partner in compensation planning. You can harness the power of data to attract top talent, optimize your compensation strategies, and propel your mining company to new heights of success.

Our Labor Report data is available for both the U.S. and Canada, covering a wide range of operations across both regions.

U.S. Labor Reports

The 2023 report contains the full results of our annual survey of compensation practices at U.S. mining companies. This report contains the full results of our most recent survey presenting data from 28 coal mining operations and 98 precious, base and ferrous, industrial mineral, and aggregate mines in 34 states.

Canadian Labor Reports

The 2023 report contains the full results of our annual survey of compensation practices at Canadian mining companies. Our report includes data from 76 metal, diamond, industrial mineral, aggregate, and fossil fuel mines in 10 provinces across Canada. 

Detailed Labor data sourced directly from mining companies

Wage and Benefit Survey

Costmine Intelligence surveys industrial mineral, metal and coal mines throughout the United States and Canada annually. The survey includes wages for hourly employees as well as salaries for technical, managerial, and administrative personnel.

Summary tables showing the range, average, median, 25th percentile, and 75th percentile for wages are presented here.

Wage and Benefit Plans

Appendix A presents the wages for hourly employees and the benefit plans for participating mines.   


Appendix B includes information about the salaries for technical, managerial, and administrative personnel. Statistical summaries of the survey results are presented in tables, and summaries of salaries follow.

Executive Compensation

Information collected from proxy statements or annual reports are summarized in Appendix C and presented in tables by company market cap. This includes the salary and total compensation of CEO, President, Vice President, CFO, and COO.

Employment Taxes

Federal and State or Provincial employment taxes are explained in Appendix D. This includes US Social Security and Medicare Tax, US Federal Unemployment Tax, US State Employment Taxes, US Workers Compensation Insurance, Canadian Employment Insurance, Canadian Workers Compensation Insurance, and Canadian Pension Plans.

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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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Who are the Labor Reports for?

Our Labor Reports cater to individuals responsible for staffing and compensation planning within mining operations in the United States and Canada. By providing comprehensive and industry-specific data, our Labor Reports empower these professionals to make informed decisions and optimize their compensation strategies to attract, retain, and motivate their workforce effectively.

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