Rewarding Careers in Mining

Did You Know? The mining industry will need thousands of additional workers per year up to the year 2016!

Many Canadians have found rewarding careers in the mining industry. Read the following mining employment profiles and discover how careers in mining have fulfilled their employment objectives, enriched their lives and provided them with excellent compensation and benefits.

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Careers at a Glance


Career Salary Range($CDN / year)
Chief Engineer$94,000 to $140,000
Senior Mine Engineer$80,000 to $121,000
Mine Engineer$70,000 to $107,000
Junior Mine Engineer$64,000 to $98,000
New grad Eng-Mine (undergraduate degree)$58,000 to $83,000
Chief Mine Geologist$91,000 to $113,000
Mine Geologist$69,000 to $88,000
Chief Surveyor$63,000 to $90,000
Mine Technologist$58,000 to $74,000
Chief Metallurgist$89,000 to $129,000
Metallurigcal/Process Engineer$70,000 to $105,000
Senior Plant Technologist$48,000 to $71,000
Plant Technologist$50,000 to $70,000
Laboratory Supervisor$72,000 to $101,000
Maintenance Foreman (mine or plant)$74,000 to $109,000
Planning Foreman$83,000 to $121,000
Maintenance Planner$70,000 to $105,000
Senior Buyer$75,000 to $111,000
Buyer$62,000 to $91,000
Warehouse Foreman$70,000 to $101,000
Inventory Analyst$51,000 to $70,000
Human Resources Manager$109,000 to $156,000
Human Resources Supervisor$77,000 to $114,000
Chief Accountant$95,000 to $141,000
Senior Accountant$77,000 to $110,000
Accountant/Accounting Supervisor$66,000 to $97,000
Accounts Payable Clerk$44,000 to $64,000
Payroll Supervisor$55,0000 to $80,000
Superintendent of Environmental Services$87,000 to $127,000
Environmental Officer$67,000 to $97,000
Health & Safety Coordinator$70,000 to $102,000
Geomatics Specialist$30,000 to $75,000
GIS Technician$65,000 to $80,000
Geological Modeler$55,000 to $60,000
Geological Technician$59,000 to $85,000
Environmental Technician$45,000 to $80,000
Surface Miner$50,000 to $85,000
Underground Miner$52,000 to $100,000
Mineral Processing Operator Technician$55,000 to $100,000
Supervisor$74,000 to $110,000
Surveyor$51,000 to $80,000
Trainer$55,000 to $100,000
Drilling Coordinator
$75,000 to $116,000