2021 U.S. Mining Labor Outlook

Salary benchmarking and industry insights from mining experts

As with all industries, 2020 was a year of turmoil for mining. While more optimistic than 2020, the state of 2021 remains uncertain. Fortunately there are forecasts of positive growth over the next few years.

Brunel has partnered with CostMine to bring you the 2020 results for the U.S. Mine salaries, wages and benefits survey. Data was provided by 165 mines in 42 U.S. states, representing over 46,000 mine employees. The survey contains results from U.S. metal, industrial mineral, aggregate and coal mines.

The survey was designed to provide current information for estimating labor costs for new projects, and to provide comparative information for establishing wages and benefit plans for new and existing operations. 

The data in the report is used by Mine Project Managers, Cost Estimators and HR Managers to gain insights and stay abreast of latest hiring trends.  

Contact an office near you and speak to one of our team members for your hiring and project needs

To receive the Executive Summary of the latest edition, complete the form below.

For the full salary guide, please visit www.costmine.com

Data-driven decisions drive better business strategy.

  • With labor costs accounting for 30-50% of the operating cost of a mine, the industry is highly dependent on finding and retaining the right people. In partnering with CostMine we were able to drill down and explore salaries, wages and benefits held by those working in the industry. Our goal is help to you navigate this highly competitive landscape, where technical expertise is at a premium.

    Beth Bowen - President, Brunel Americas

Information about the processing of personal data can be found in our privacy statement.