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2021 Salary Guide: Resources & Mining

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April 24, 2021

Salary Guide

Want to advance your career in Resources & Mining?

Here are their salaries for each state:

All salary numbers are in ‘000

METALLIFEROUS MINING ENGINEERING Registered Mine Manager Underground/ Quarry Manager Technical Services Mgr Senior Mining Engineer Mining Engineer
WA
184 – 265

184 – 255

173 – 224

143 – 184

122 – 153
QLD – Hard Rock
194 – 255

184 – 204

184 – 214

155 – 180

122 – 153
QLD – Coal
224 – 255

184 – 214

194 – 224

173 – 194

133 – 163
NSW
163 – 224

150 – 205

185 – 220

150 – 180

120 – 140
VIC
153 – 204

102 – 153

133 – 173

133 – 184

102 – 133
SA
180 – 220

122 – 163

163 – 194

143 – 173

112 – 143
TAS
153 – 204

112 – 143

133 – 173

122 – 143

92 – 122
NT
189 – 260

184 – 214

168 – 189

138 – 179

117 – 163
METALLIFEROUS MINING ENGINEERING Graduate Mining Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Chief Surveyor Senior Surveyor Mine Surveyor
WA
92 – 122

122 – 163

163 – 204

133 – 163

112 – 143
QLD – Hard Rock
71 – 107

122 – 163

163 – 184

143 – 163

122 – 143
QLD – Coal
71 – 107

122 – 163

163 – 184

143 – 163

122 – 143
NSW
80 – 90

133 – 160

150 – 185

125 – 155

125 – 155
VIC
56 – 77

112 – 133

112 – 153

92 – 122

77 – 112
SA
61 – 92

133 – 153

122 – 153

112 – 122

92 – 122
TAS
61 – 87

107 – 133

97 – 122

87 – 117

71 – 92
NT
71 – 102

128 – 168

148 – 173

138 – 158

117 – 148
METALLIFEROUS GEOLOGY – MINING Chief Geologist Senior Mine Geologist Mine Geologist Graduate Geologist Pit Technician/ Geological Technician
WA
204 – 255

133 – 184

102 – 143

87 – 107

71 – 97
QLD – Hard Rock
173 – 214

143 – 173

102 – 143

66 – 97

71 – 97
QLD – Coal
173 – 214

143 – 173

102 – 143

66 – 97

71 – 97
NSW
180 – 235

135 – 180

110 – 135

70 – 90

70 – 95
VIC
153 – 184

122 – 153

92 – 122

56 – 77

51 – 82
SA
122 – 143

112 – 122

92 – 122

51 – 61

61 – 87
TAS
122 – 163

103 – 125

87 – 110

56 – 71

56 – 71
NT
163 – 204

128 – 179

97 – 143

87 – 102

87 – 102
METALLIFEROUS GEOLOGY – EXPLORATION Exploration Manager Senior Exploration Geologist Exploration Geologist Field Assistant
WA
184 – 255

133 – 184

92 – 143

71 – 97
QLD – Hard Rock
175 – 210

133 – 168

82 – 122

71 – 92
QLD – Coal
173 – 204

143 – 173

102 – 133

71 – 92
NSW
185 – 225

130 – 165

95 – 130

61 – 82
VIC
153 – 184

133 – 163

102 – 128

61 – 82
SA
140 – 160

120 – 155

92 – 122

61 – 82
TAS
122 – 153

110 – 140

88 – 110

56 – 71
NT
153 – 209

122 – 173

112 – 148

77 – 102
MINERAL PROCESSING Process Manager Process Mid level Engineer Senior 3-7yrs Metallurgist Metallurgist Graduate Metallurgist
WA
184 – 255

122 – 163

143 – 184

122 – 153

77 – 102
QLD
204 – 245

112 – 158

148 – 184

112 – 148

71 – 87
NSW
173 – 204

105 – 125

115 – 135

90 – 120

70 – 90
VIC
163 – 184

87 – 112

112 – 138

87 – 102

61 – 77
SA
150 – 170

97 – 122

112 – 133

82 – 112

61 – 82
TAS
153 – 184

82 – 105

107 – 128

85 – 120

56 – 71
NT
173 – 224

102 – 143

133 – 173

102 – 133

61 – 77
MINERAL PROCESSING Mill Superintendent Shift Supervisor Mill Operator Metallurgical Technician Laboratory Technician
WA
163 – 204

122 – 158

87 – 117

82 – 97

87 – 112
QLD
143 – 163

112 – 133

92 – 122

87 – 97

85 – 102
NSW
135 – 165

90 – 110

70 – 100

70 – 90

75 – 95
VIC
122 – 143

92 – 122

82 – 102

61 – 77

56 – 77
SA
122 – 153

92 – 112

71 – 92

61 – 87

61 – 77
TAS
112 – 143

81 – 95

66 – 82

56 – 71

51 – 71
NT
133 – 153

97 – 122

82 – 107

71 – 87

71 – 87
FIXED PLANT MAINTENANCE Maintenance Superintendent Maintenance Planner Maintenance Supervisor Mechanical Eng Mid level 3-7yrs Electrical Eng Mid level 3-7yrs
WA
173 – 214

153 – 189

148 – 179

122 – 153

122 – 153
QLD
168 – 194

122 – 153

133 – 163

122 – 153

122 – 153
NSW
173 – 204

110 – 140

130 – 160

105 – 140

105 – 135
VIC
133 – 184

112 – 163

102 – 153

92 – 133

92 – 133
SA
133 – 153

92 – 112

102 – 133

92 – 122

102 – 143
TAS
112 – 140

92 – 115

87 – 114

82 – 110

82 – 109
NT
163 – 194

128 – 148

133 – 163

128 – 158

128 – 158
FIXED PLANT MAINTENANCE Leading Hand Mechanical Fitter Electrician Boilermaker/Welder Instrumentation Technician
WA
143 – 163

122 – 153

133 – 153

122 – 148

143 – 163
QLD
102 – 128

105 – 128

110 – 133

105 – 128

102 – 133
NSW
100 – 125

100 – 120

100 – 125

90 – 115

92 – 112
VIC
122 – 153

112 – 153

82 – 122

102 – 153

92 – 122
SA
97 – 122

77 – 102

92 – 122

77 – 99

87 – 112
TAS
82 – 97

74 – 91

76 – 91

77 – 87

77 – 87
NT
107 – 122

102 – 122

107 – 128

97 – 122

97 – 133
MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE Workshop Supervisor HD Fitter Auto Electrician Boilermaker/Welder Service Person
WA
162 – 218

145 – 198

145 – 198

122 – 175

105 – 140
QLD
138 – 173

128 – 163

128 – 153

102 – 128

100 – 153
NSW
100 – 150

85 – 120

90 – 120

90 – 120

87 – 107
VIC
102 – 143

92 – 133

92 – 122

92 – 133

71 – 97
SA
92 – 133

92 – 133

87 – 133

80 – 120

82 – 102
TAS
82 – 112

82 – 112

77 – 102

66 – 87

71 – 87
NT
133 – 163

138 – 168

138 – 168

133 – 173

107 – 128
MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE Open Pit Supervisor Excavator Operator Dump Truck Operator Driller All-Rounder
WA
153 – 184

130 – 153

122 – 133

120 – 154

133 – 153
QLD
143 – 173

92 – 122

96 – 122

102 – 163

96 – 122
NSW
112 – 143

102 – 122

82 – 112

92 – 122

92 – 122
VIC
107 – 143

92 – 117

71 – 112

77 – 122

82 – 117
SA
112 – 143

112 – 143

92 – 112

82 – 125

87 – 122
TAS
92 – 112

71 – 92

61 – 87

71 – 97

66 – 87
NT
148 – 168

97 – 122

97 – 117

107 – 133

97 – 128
MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE Underground Supervisor Jumbo Operator Bogger Operator Service Crew
WA
150 – 190

200 – 233

125 – 175

95 – 130
QLD
133 – 173

143 – 184

112 – 133

107 – 128
NSW
138 – 163

122 – 143

112 – 138

92 – 112
VIC
107 – 148

133 – 153

112 – 133

87 – 107
SA
102 – 143

102 – 122

82 – 102

92 – 112
TAS
92 – 112

87 – 112

82 – 107

61 – 77
NT
133 – 168

143 – 189

112 – 148

97 – 128
OHS & ENVIRONMENTAL HSE Manager OH&S Manager/Superintendent OH&S Coordinator OH&S Officer
WA
173 – 224

153 – 184

122 – 153

112 – 143
QLD
173 – 224

153 – 173

128 – 148

97 – 133
NSW
160 – 200

140 – 180

115 – 135

85 – 115
VIC
143 – 184

92 – 122

82 – 102

71 – 97
SA
153 – 184

122 – 163

82 – 122

61 – 92
TAS
133 – 204

122 – 184

102 – 133

92 – 122
NT
173 – 224

153 – 194

122 – 148

92 – 133
OHS & ENVIRONMENTAL Environmental Superintendent Environmental Coordinator Environmental Officer Training Coordinator
WA
143 – 173

102 – 153

71 – 102

122 – 143
QLD
153 – 184

138 – 153

92 – 128

97 – 128
NSW
145 – 165

115 – 145

90 – 120

92 – 122
VIC
92 – 122

66 – 87

66 – 87

61 – 77
SA
122 – 143

82 – 102

71 – 92

82 – 102
TAS
102 – 153

102 – 133

66 – 92

66 – 112
NT
143 – 179

133 – 153

92 – 138

92 – 128
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Engineering Manager Principal/Lead Engineer Project Manager Senior Design Engineer
WA
204 – 240

153 – 194

204 – 245

122 – 153
QLD
204 – 224

168 – 204

184 – 224

133 – 173
NSW
155 – 225

145 – 180

140 – 165

105 – 140
VIC
184 – 224

153 – 184

153 – 224

102 – 153
SA
143 – 184

122 – 143

122 – 143

112 – 143
TAS
153 – 194

112 – 143

112 – 143

92 – 112
NT
214 – 265

168 – 214

184 – 260

133 – 184
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Design Engineer Senior Project Engineer (EPCM) Project Engineer (EPCM) Design Manager/Chief Drafter
WA
112 – 133

122 – 153

92 – 133

133 – 168
QLD
87 – 122

133 – 173

92 – 133

122 – 153
NSW
105 – 140

135 – 170

95 – 130

115 – 140
VIC
71 – 112

112 – 153

82 – 122

112 – 153
SA
92 – 133

122 – 163

92 – 112

102 – 133
TAS
82 – 102

92 – 122

82 – 112

112 – 163
NT
92 – 133

133 – 173

92 – 148

122 – 179
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Senior Design Drafter Design Drafter Piping Designer
WA
102 – 122

82 – 107

92 – 112
QLD
87 – 122

66 – 102

82 – 122
NSW
95 – 110

80 – 95

90 – 110
VIC
102 – 133

71 – 102

82 – 112
SA
92 – 122

66 – 92

87 – 122
TAS
82 – 143

71 – 102

82 – 143
NT
82 – 143

77 – 107

107 – 128
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION Project Manager Construction Manager/Superintendent Senior Estimator Planning Manager
WA
184 – 224

184 – 204

153 – 194

133 – 184
QLD
184 – 224

173 – 204

163 – 204

158 – 204
NSW
160 – 200

153 – 194

133 – 163

125 – 170
VIC
184 – 224

184 – 204

122 – 153

143 – 173
SA
143 – 204

133 – 184

133 – 184

122 – 184
TAS
122 – 184

122 – 163

102 – 133

112 – 133
NT
179 – 255

148 – 224

163 – 209

143 – 204
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION Contracts Manager Project Engineer (Civil/Mech/Elec) Estimator Contracts Administrator
WA
163 – 194

102 – 143

112 – 153

82 – 122
QLD
163 – 204

133 – 168

102 – 153

102 – 138
NSW
143 – 184

105 – 135

95 – 135

90 – 125
VIC
153 – 184

92 – 138

112 – 133

82 – 122
SA
143 – 184

112 – 143

92 – 122

82 – 122
TAS
112 – 133

82 – 112

82 – 122

82 – 122
NT
153 – 224

122 – 173

107 – 158

97 – 143
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION Planner Site Supervisor Site Engineer (Civil/Mech/Elec) Safety Advisor
WA
92 – 133

112 – 143

92 – 122

92 – 122
QLD
102 – 153

102 – 143

102 – 143

92 – 133
NSW
100 – 130

130 – 150

95 – 120

100 – 150
VIC
112 – 143

82 – 112

82 – 122

82 – 112
SA
102 – 133

102 – 143

77 – 117

92 – 112
TAS
82 – 112

82 – 112

82 – 117

82 – 112
NT
92 – 148

112 – 153

102 – 143

112 – 133

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