Mining Salaries Creeping up to Boom Levels

Posted on 18 July 2019

Wages for certain roles in the mining sector are rising above levels seen in the last boom, particularly in Western Australia. Census data shows the median weekly wage at $724 for the state, which is much higher than the national average of $662.

Some roles that are currently averaging at higher median salaries than in the boom include:

  • Senior Geologists (median $169,000)
  • Senior Mine Engineers ($186,000)
  • Maintenance Superintendents ($205,000)
  • Maintenance Planners ($155,000)
  • Heavy Diesel Fitters ($177,000)
  • Electricians ($177,000)
  • Excavator Operators ($161,000)

The state is now experiencing skill shortages in some areas, which could potentially drive salaries up even further.


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