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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-$210K per year

Source: MITO and Minex, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a mining engineer are average due to stable worker numbers.
Mining engineers walk through an open cast mine to inspect it

Mining engineers may inspect the mines they have designed

Last updated 4 September 2018