Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits Report

Stay competitive by comparing your wages, benefits, and bonuses to those of other mining companies

Costmine has been surveying Canadian mining companies for compensation practices since 1986, developing the most comprehensive and complete salaries, wages, and benefits report in the industry.

Wage scales are listed by job title for hourly workers at 65 metal, diamond, industrial mineral, aggregate, and fossil fuel mines in 9 provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

The report includes:

  • Salary summaries for personnel at 45 mines, including titles such as General Manager, Mine Manager, Mine Engineer, Mine Geologist, Mine Superintendent, Maintenance Superintendent, Mill/Plant Foreman, Purchasing Agent.
  • Wage scales listed by job title for hourly workers at 69 mines, including titles such as Blaster, Driller, Electrician, Heavy Equipment Operator, Laborer, Mechanic.
  • Executive compensation for over 222 Canadian mining companies traded on U.S. Stock Exchange.
  • Workers’ compensation and unemployment tax rate summaries for mining in all 9 provinces and 3 territories.
  • 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 Canadian mines, surface and underground mines, metal and industrial mineral mines and small and large mines.

The mines included in these reports cover a broad range of size and types. All 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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U.S. Mine 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 51 coal mining operations and 114 precious, base and ferrous, industrial mineral, and aggregate mines in 42 states. 

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