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
  • Product Details
  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation

Product Details

Survey Statistics

Survey Components # Positions Surveyed # Positions Published # Incumbents # Organizations
Mining General Benchmark 821 232 3,991 43
Mining Exploration and Technical 390 130 7,114 44
Mine Site Operations 288 98 7,651 29

Based on data from the 2020 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.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online
Job Matching Booklet

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘Participate Online’ 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 28
  • Results available: September

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.

Canada Webinars & Events

2021 survey pricing

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

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 Canada Mining General Benchmark CAD 3,400 CAD 10,200
2020 Canada Mining Exploration and Technical CAD 3,400 CAD 10,200
2020 Canada Mine Site Operations CAD 3,400 CAD 10,200

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Participating Companies

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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.

2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. 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.
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