North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

Enhance organizational strength with a competitive talent strategy

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North America Mining Industry Survey Suite | Mercer

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 collected for 851 positions from 119 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 enhance your organization's talent strategy?

 

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

Survey Components # of Positions Surveyed # of Organizations
Corporate 483 46
Mine Site 197 43
Mine Site Operational Jobs 171 30
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2020 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report

Overview

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.

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: 851
  • # Positions Published: 851
  • # Organizations: 47
  • # Incumbents: 15,196

Based on data from the 2019 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 (80 Positions)

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

Mine Site Surveys (61 Positions)

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

2020 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Frequently Asked Questions
Job Matching Tool

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence. If you have business operations in the US click here to access the US survey.

2020 survey participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. To participate in the 2020 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. 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.

2020 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: March 26
  • Participation closes: May 16
  • Results available: September

Participation Webcasts
To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
Canada Events & Webcasts

2020 Pricing

Participant
2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Exploration and Technical Report — CAD 3,400

2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada General Benchmark Report — CAD 3,400
2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site Operations — CAD 3,400

 

Non-participant
2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Exploration and Technical Report — CAD 10,200

2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada General Benchmark Report — CAD 10,200
2020 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site Operations — CAD 10,200

 

 

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Corporate Compensation Report CAD 2,650 CAD 7,200
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site Compensation Report CAD 3,400 CAD 10,200
2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site Operational Jobs Report CAD 3,300 CAD 9,900

 

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North America Mining Industry Survey Suite


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Please note:

  • Additional users may be added during checkout for USD 200 each per user/module. Hard copies are USD 350 per module.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2019 results will be available for purchase upon survey release (September).

Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 26
  • Participation Deadline: May 30
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September

Participating Companies

  • AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED
  • AREVA RESOURCES CANADA, INC.
  • ARGONAUT GOLD, INC.
  • ATLANTIC GOLD CORPORATION
  • B2GOLD CORP.
  • BAFFINLAND IRON MINES LP
  • BARRICK GOLD OF NORTH AMERICA
  • CAMECO CORPORATION
  • CANADIAN ZINC CORPORATION
  • CAPSTONE MINING CORP.
  • COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • DE BEERS CANADA
  • DETOUR GOLD CORPORATION
  • DOMINION DIAMOND EKATI CORPORATION
  • DUNDEE PRECIOUS METALS, INC.
  • FORTUNA SILVER MINES, INC.
  • GLENCORE - RAGLAN MINE
  • GLENCORE CANADA CORPORATION
  • GOLDCORP, INC.
  • GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES, LTD.
  • GRAYMONT, LTD.
  • HECLA MINING COMPANY
  • HUDBAY MINERALS, INC.
  • IAMGOLD CORPORATION
  • K+S POTASH CANADA
  • KGHM INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
  • KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION
  • LAKE SHORE GOLD
  • LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION
  • MORTON SALT, INC.
  • NEW AFTON
  • NEW GOLD, INC.
  • NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM, LTD.
  • NOVAGOLD RESOURCES, INC.
  • OCEANAGOLD CORPORATION
  • ORICA CANADA, INC.
  • PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP.
  • POTASH CORPORATION OF SASKATCHEWAN, INC.
  • RIO TINTO
  • SEMAFO INC.
  • SHORE GOLD, INC.
  • SILVER STANDARD RESOURCES, INC.
  • SUDBURY INTEGRATED NICKEL OPERATIONS
  • TASEKO MINES LIMITED
  • TECK RESOURCES LIMITED
  • THE MOSAIC COMPANY
  • TMAC RESOURCES, INC.
  • TREVALI MINING CORPORATION
  • VALE CANADA LIMITED
  • WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP.
  • YAMANA GOLD, INC.

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