Mining Salary Information

Mining jobs are among the highest paid jobs in Australia and employ over 230,000 people.  In 2020, average weekly earnings were $140,000 per year, which is over 60% higher than the average annual salary. Mining companies in Australia invest heavily in training and certification, and improved skills result in even greater earning potential. Seniority, in terms of years experience and qualifications also significantly boosts earning potential in the mining industry. The average age of workers in the mining industry is 40 years old.

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Job Title Median Base Salary
Drillers $130 000
Earthmoving Plant Operators $100 000
Electricians $130 000
Geologists $145 000
Graduates $80 000
Labourers $80 000
Maintenance Supervisors $150 000
Mechanical Fitters & Machinists $120 000
Mine Engineers $150000
Mine Surveyors $130 000
Shot Firers $130000
Welders $130 000 
Truck Drivers $125 000