North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

Enhance organizational strength with a competitive talent strategy

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The mining industry has weathered storms in recent years. With operations continuing to shift because of the digital revolution, rapid changes aren't likely to slow down. Thriving in today's mining business requires innovative thinking. An efficient, effective, and state-of-the-art workforce that can help your organization shape the future is key.

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 Canada 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 for 516 positions. Benchmark your talent strategy against the data collected in this survey, such as:

Are you ready to enhance your organization's talent strategy?

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 results available

  • 460 positions published
  • CAD 3,600 – 10,800
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Sample report

Position list

  • Product Details
  • 2022 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report

Product Details

Survey Statistics

Survey Components # Positions Surveyed # Positions Published # Incumbents # Organizations
Mining General Benchmark 793 289 5,976 61
Mining Exploration and Technical 386 148 8,305 58
Mine Site Operations 289 79 10,755 39

Based on data from the 2021 Canada 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

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

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2022 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Job matching booklet

Participation is open March 1 to May 13 with results available in September. All organizations with matching jobs are invited to participate using the links above.

What’s new in the 2022 survey?

  • Policy questions are now included, giving you a more holistic view of the total rewards package.
  • Data will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an online platform for easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why become a participant?

With rapid movement in the market, having current, relevant salary data that reflects the changes is essential to establishing a sustainable pay strategy that protects your existing workforce and attracts new talent. As a participant, easily see how your pay aligns to the results so that you can:

  • Identify hot jobs that may require greater investment
  • Right-size pay across your organization
  • Address inequities within your workforce

As a participant, you’ll receive discounted pricing on the survey results.

Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 Canada Mine Site Operations CAD 3,800 CAD 11,400
2022 Canada Mining Exploration and Technical CAD 3,800 CAD 11,400
2022 Canada Mining General Benchmark CAD 3,800 CAD 11,400

Want to learn more? Attend a live participation webinar or view a recorded session on-demand for more details on the submission process and the data collected. Find a webinar


Product Participant Non-Participant
2021 Canada Mining General Benchmark CAD 3,600 CAD 10,800
2021 Canada Mining Exploration and Technical CAD 3,600 CAD 10,800
2021 Canada Mine Site Operations CAD 3,600 CAD 10,800

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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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  • 2021 results are now available for purchase.

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the Canada version of the North America Mining Industry Survey Suite here.

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.

  • IsOrderingSetYes
  • Ordering TypeMultiLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionEnglish-Canada
  • Sub TitleEnhance organizational strength with a competitive talent strategy
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for mining organizations - corporate & site location jobs available.