North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

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The North America Mining Industry Survey Suite is the premier source of compensation data for Mining organizations, for both Corporate and Site locations, in the US and Canada. The survey features critical positions in key mining job families, and analyzes the data by geographic area, type of mine, commodity mined, and mine and organization size.

The North America Mining Industry Survey Suite is your complete source for industry pay data. Ensure your workforce strategies – both for the office and the field – are as strong as possible. Survey results will give you:

  • Competitive pay data on key US and Canadian mining organizations’ positions gathered from top industry organizations.
  • Access to compensation, bonus, and premium information on 100 mine site operational jobs in the Mine Site Operational Jobs module.
  • Ability to create custom reports based on location, commodity type, base pay, and pay-range data.
  • Unlimited support for survey inquiries.

United States Corporate and CEO


61 Positions
36 Organizations
678 Incumbents

United States Mine Site


55 Positions
25 Organizations
3,451 Incumbents

US Mine Site Operational Jobs


Reports for US and Canada are available. Please contact us for more details.


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  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report

Product Details

Survey Statistics

Survey Modules # Positions Surveyed # Positions Published # Organizations # Incumbents
General Benchmark 821 50 27 1,877
Exploration and Technical 390 61 27 5,397
Mine Site Operations 288 30 22 12,971

Based on data from the 2020 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

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.

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.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Job Matching Booklet

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: August

Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

US Webinars & Events

2021 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
US Mine Site Operations USD $3,100 USD $9,300
US Mining General Benchmark USD $3,400 USD $10,200
US Mining Exploration and Technical USD $3,400 USD $10,200

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Mining General Benchmark USD 3,300 USD 9,900
2020 US Mining Exploration and Technical USD 3,300 USD 9,900
2020 US Mine Site Operations USD 3,000 USD 9,000

 

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 14
  • Data effective: April 1
  • Results publish: September

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.

  • IsOrderingSetYes
  • Ordering TypeMultiLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionEnglish-United States
  • Sub TitleRedefine your HR strategy in the face of volatility
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for mining organizations - corporate & site location jobs available.
  • isCOLQOLNO

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