North America Mining Industry Survey Suite

Redefine your HR strategy in the face of volatility

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    With commodity volatility and economic disruption, your workforce is likely in a constant state of flux. But amidst the confusion are opportunities to redefine your HR strategy. Gain a competitive advantage by developing adaptable and scalable talent and compensation strategies.

    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 US 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 580 positions from 73 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 redefine your HR strategy?

    Participation open: March – May

    Results publish: September

    2019 results available

    • 580 positions published
    • USD 2,400 – 9,900
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    Sample report

    Position list

    Survey Modules # of Positions Surveyed # of Organizations
    Corporate 292 27
    Mine Site 148 23
    Mine Site Operational Jobs 140 23
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    • Survey Schedule
    • Participating Companies
    • Position List & Sample Report
    • Related Articles
    • 2020 survey participation

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    Survey Statistics

    • # Positions Surveyed: 580
    • # Positions Published: 580
    • # Organizations: 73
    • # Incumbents: 21,722
    • Based on data from the 2019 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.


    Product Participant Non-Participant
    2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Corporate Compensation Report USD 2,500 USD 7,500
    2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site Compensation Report USD 3,300 USD 9,900
    2019 North America Mining Industry Survey Suite – US Mine Site Operational Jobs Report USD 3,000 USD 9,000


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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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    • 2019 results now available.

    Survey Schedule

    • Questionnaire Distributed: March 26
    • Participation Deadline: May 30
    • Data Effective Date: April 1
    • Report Available: 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.

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    2020 survey participation

    2020 Survey Participation is now closed. 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 learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

    • Discounted survey results. 
    • Exclusive invitations to attend webcasts and meetings in which Mercer consultants review survey results and field questions related directly to your organization.
    • Inclusion in survey results allows you to easily determine your market position using customized reports that compare your data to that of your peers.
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