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Miner/​Quarry Worker

Kaimahi Huke Kōwaro

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Miners and quarry workers operate machinery, vehicles and equipment to extract and process minerals and rocks.


Quarry workers usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Miners usually earn

$80K-$150K per year

Source: Mito and Minex, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job are average for miners and good for quarry workers, due to demand for minerals and building materials.
A crushing machine crushes rocks in a quarry while a man driving a loader lifts up the crushed rocks with the shovel of the loader.

Miners/quarry workers may drive heavy vehicles to move rocks

Last updated 4 September 2018