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 267 positions from 69 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?

 

Survey Details at a Glance

Survey Components # of Positions Surveyed # of Organizations
Corporate and CEO 95 45
Mine Site 62 34
Mine Site Operational Jobs 57 19
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report

Overview

With data from 33,300+ employee incumbents, leverage the data to analyze your compensation strategy against the market.

Canada and US compensation data for the mining industry is available separately. Structured to easily complement one another, use the data available in both deliverables to benchmark your jobs across North America or focus on just one region. Learn more about our US 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’s salary surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date HR metrics and market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations. It is then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or any combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations is required in order to report each Mercer data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring that you always receive the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 267
  • # Positions Published: 215
  • # Organizations: 69
  • # Incumbents: 33,369

Based on data from the 2018 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)

  • Top executive and VP level
  • Project development
  • Metallurgy
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Field technicians
  • HR
  • IT
  • Accounting and finance
  • Legal
  • Transportation
Mine Site Surveys (61 Positions)
  • Site management
  • Site operations
  • Site engineering
  • Site geology and geophysics
  • Technologists
  • Inventory
  • Planning and materials management
  • Site accounting
  • Industrial relations
  • Environment, health and safety

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Job Matching Tool
Job Mapping

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.

What's New in 2019

This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. 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. Read the client announcement
for details on why we’re making this change and what it means to you or visit the Mercer Job Library FAQs page for more details.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2018 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.

2019 Survey Schedule

Participation opens: March 22
Participation closes: May 15
Results available: August

Participation Webcasts

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

2019 Pricing

Participant:

2019 North America Mining - Canada Corporate Compensation Report – CAD 2,650

2019 North America Mining - Canada Mine Site Compensation Report– CAD 3,400

2019 North America Mining - Canada Mine Site Operational Jobs – CAD 3,300

Non-participant:

2019 North America Mining - Canada Corporate Compensation Report – CAD 7,200

2019 North America Mining - Canada Mine Site Compensation Report– CAD 10,500

2019 North America Mining - Canada Mine Site Operational Jobs – CAD 9,900

 

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2018 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Corporate and CEO CAD 2,500 CAD 7,500
2018 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site CAD 3,400 CAD 10,200
2018 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – Canada Mine Site Operational Jobs CAD 3,300 CAD 9,900

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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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  • 2018 results now available.

Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 25
  • Participation Deadline: May 15
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: August

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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