Miner/​Quarry Worker

Kaimahi Huke Kōwaro

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Miners and quarry workers operate machinery and equipment to extract and remove coal, minerals or rocks from underground and surface mines, or quarry sites, and may process them further into roading or construction aggregate, or industrial or agricultural lime.


Miners/quarry workers usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Source: Hays, '2014 Hays Salary Guide', 2014.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job are poor for miners and average for quarry workers.
Brian Wishart standing in a mine

Miners and quarry workers extract and remove coal, minerals or rock

Last updated 12 June 2017