North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

Redefine your HR strategy in the face of volatility

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With commodity volatility and economic disruption, your workforce is likely in a constant state of flux. But amidst the confusion are opportunities to redefine your HR strategy. Gain a competitive advantage by developing adaptable and scalable talent and compensation strategies.

The North America Mining Industry Survey Suite is the premier source of compensation data for mining organizations — featuring both corporate and site locations. With the US portion of this survey, analyze your compensation strategy for your geographic area, type of mine, commodity mined, and mine and organization size. Ensure your workforce strategies, both for the office and the field, are as strong as possible, with data collected for 580 positions from 73 organizations. Benchmark your talent strategy against the data collected in this survey, such as:

  • Base salary
  • Long-term incentive eligibility and estimated grant values
  • Short-term incentive eligibility and amounts
  • Compensation policies and practices
  • Salary range
Are you ready to redefine your HR strategy?

The US portion of the North America Mining Industry Survey Suite includes the following components:

Survey Modules # of Positions Surveyed # of Organizations
Corporate 292
27
Mine Site 148 23
Mine Site Operational Jobs 140 23
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Related Articles
  • 2019 Participation

Overview

This survey features two distinct questionnaires — US and Canada — in order to gather and report information most relevant to each country. If your organization has offices and/or mine sites in both the US and Canada, please plan to participate in and utilize both editions for the appropriate locations. If you have business operations in Canada learn more about our Canada survey.

New for 2019
New in 2019 is Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

Delivered in fully customizable formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 580
  • # Positions Published: 580
  • # Organizations: 73
  • # Incumbents: 21,722
  • Based on data from the 2019 US version of the North America Mining Industry Survey Suite. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Salary
  • Compensation Policies & Practices
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Estimated Grant Values
  • Salary Range
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts

Data Analyzed

  • Base Salary
  • Commodity Mined
  • Corporate Revenues
  • Estimated Value of LTI
  • Geographic Area: National, Regional
  • Site of Mine (# of employees)
  • Total Cash Compensation
  • Type of Mine

Benchmark Families Analyzed

Corporate Surveys

  • Accounting and finance
  • Field technicians
  • Geology and geophysics
  • HR
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Metallurgy
  • Project development
  • Top executive and VP level
  • Transportation

Mine Site Surveys

  • Environment, health and safety
  • Industrial relations
  • Inventory
  • Planning and materials management
  • Site accounting
  • Site engineering
  • Site geology and geophysics
  • Site management
  • Site operations
  • Technologists

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Corporate Compensation Report USD 2,500 USD 7,500
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site Compensation Report USD 3,300 USD 9,900
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site Operational Jobs Report USD 3,000 USD 9,000

 

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North America Mining Industry Survey Suite


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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for USD 200 each per user/module. Hard copies are USD 350 per module.
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  • 2019 results now available.

Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: March 25
  • Participation Deadline: May 15
  • Data Effective Date: April 1
  • Report Available: August

Participating Companies

  • American Electric Power - Dolet Hills Lignite Company, LLC
  • Argonaut Gold, Inc.
  • Barrick Gold of North America
  • CNX Coal Resources LP
  • Capstone Mining Corp.
  • Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Coeur Mining, Inc.
  • Compass Minerals International, Inc.
  • Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
  • Golden Star Resources, Ltd.
  • Graymont, Ltd.
  • Hecla Mining Company
  • KGHM International, Ltd.
  • Kiewit Mining Group, Inc.
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Lundin Mining Corporation
  • Morton Salt, Inc.
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • NovaGold Resources, Inc.
  • OceanaGold Corporation
  • Orica USA, Inc.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. (US)
  • Prairie State Generating Company, LLC
  • Rio Tinto
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Silver Standard Resources, Inc.
  • Smart Sand, Inc.
  • Stillwater Mining Company
  • Summit Mining International, Inc.
  • Tahoe Resources, Inc.
  • Taseko Mines Limited
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • The Doe Run Company
  • Vista Gold Corp
  • Weir Minerals United States
  • Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc. - Dry Fork Mine

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

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2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.
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