Mining Engineer

Mataaro Waro

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Mining engineers plan, prepare, design and manage the development of opencast (above ground) or underground mines.


Graduate mining engineers usually earn

$70-$75K per year

Experienced mining engineers usually earn

$75K-$140K per year

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

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a mining engineer are average due to some mine closures and the limited number of positions available.
The entrance to a mine

Mining engineers plan and design how mines will operate

Last updated 11 January 2018