Mining Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for mining engineers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Codes (ANZSCO) for mining engineers is 233611 and for petroleum engineers is 233612.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are mining engineer, mineral engineer, mine production engineer, petroleum engineer, drilling engineer and reservoir engineer.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Mining in mid 2018 were $2,592, giving an annual income of approximately $135,000. This was 1.6% higher than in mid 2017.*
Mining Engineer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Lead Control Systems Engineer / Mining / Power||140,000 – 180,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Senior Mining Engineer||150,000 – 160,000||Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Principal Mining Engineer||150,000 – 180,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Mining Engineer Underground||135,000 – 150,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Geotechnical/ Geology / Mining Engineer||60 – 80 per hour||South Australia|
|Senior Mining Engineer||160,000 – 180,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Graduate Engineer – Mining||90,000||Western Australia|
|Senior Open Pit Mining Engineer||120,000 – 150,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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