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.

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

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.

Survey Details At a Glance

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing
  • Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2018 Participation


What's new in 2018
In 2018 this survey will be split into 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 both editions for the appropriate locations. If you have business operations in Canada learn more about our Canada survey.

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® giving you access to the data through a variety of parameters – including geography, industry, company size, and more – to more efficiently organize and analyze the information. Mercer WIN 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, and run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports. The data is available as an excel file for export from within Mercer WIN as well.

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: 116
  • # Organizations: 61
  • # Incumbents: 4,129

Based on data from the 2017 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

Data Collected

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

Data Analyzed

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


Product Participant Non-Participant
2017 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Corporate and CEO USD 2,400 USD 7,200
2017 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site USD 3,300 USD 9,900
2017 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site Operational Jobs USD 3,000 USD 9,000

Additional buying options are available. Call us to learn how you can lock in rates for two or more years and qualify for additional discounts.


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.
  • 2018 results will be available for purchase in August.

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North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

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Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: March 22
  • Participation Deadline: May 16
  • 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.

2018 Participation

2018 Survey Participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate. 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.
  • IsOrderingSetYes
  • Ordering TypeMultiLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionUS
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for mining organizations - corporate & site location jobs available.