How much does a Mining Engineer make?

Updated 12 Jun 2021
A$133K /yr
Average Base Pay

94 salaries

A$100K

Low

A$133K

Average

A$167K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Mining Engineer is $132,682 in Australia. Filter by location to see Mining Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 94 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mining Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
EngineerA$95,000 /yr
L3
Senior EngineerA$122K /yr
L4
Engineer LeaderA$158K /yr
Career Path

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BHP
4.1

BHP

Mining Engineer

A$135,029

 /yr
Range: A$93K - A$184K
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A$93K

A$184K

A$93,000 - A$184,000 Range

Rio Tinto
3.9

Rio Tinto

Mining Engineer

A$118,865

 /yr
Range: A$95K - A$190K

A$95K

A$190K

A$95,000 - A$190,000 Range

Glencore
3.9

Glencore

Mining Engineer

A$120,750

 /yr
Range: A$100K - A$187K

A$100K

A$187K

A$100,000 - A$186,890 Range

MMG (Australia)
3.4

MMG (Australia)

Mining Engineer

A$136,064

 /yr
Range: A$118K - A$172K

A$118K

A$172K

A$118,000 - A$171,866 Range

Gold Fields
4.3

Gold Fields

Mining Engineer

A$115,000

 /yr
Range: A$106K - A$151K

A$106K

A$151K

A$106,046 - A$150,794 Range

Downer
3.6

Downer

Mining Engineer

A$145,515

 /yr
Range: A$127K - A$150K

A$127K

A$150K

A$127,337 - A$150,000 Range

Thiess
3.4

Thiess

Mining Engineer

A$121,625

 /yr
Range: A$84K - A$130K

A$84K

A$130K

A$84,000 - A$130,000 Range

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Fortescue Metals
4.1

Fortescue Metals

Mining Engineer

A$145,000

 /yr
Range: A$120K - A$145K

A$120K

A$145K

A$120,000 - A$145,000 Range

KCGM
3.5

KCGM

Mining Engineer
About 

A$87K -A$135K

A$87K

A$135K

A$87,366 - A$134,767 Range

Newcrest Mining
3.2

Newcrest Mining

Mining Engineer
About 

A$135K -A$162K

A$135K

A$162K

A$134,712 - A$161,611 Range

Macmahon Contractors
4.3

Macmahon Contractors

Mining Engineer
About 

A$119K -A$147K

A$119K

A$147K

A$119,148 - A$147,474 Range

Mineral Resources

Mining Engineer
About 

A$148K -A$189K

A$148K

A$189K

A$147,769 - A$188,637 Range

3.6

Byrnecut Mining

Mining Engineer - Hourly
About 

A$43 -A$55

 hourly

A$43

A$55

A$43 - A$55 Range

BHP
4.1

BHP

Mining Engineer - Contractor
About 

A$96K -A$104K

A$96K

A$104K

A$96,149 - A$103,965 Range

BHP
4.1

BHP

Mining Engineer - Intern
About 

A$72K -A$77K

A$72K

A$77K

A$71,561 - A$77,384 Range

Mecca
4.1

Mecca

Mining Engineer
About 

A$154K -A$168K

A$154K

A$168K

A$154,472 - A$167,504 Range

Golder Associates
3.7

Golder Associates

Mining Engineer
About 

A$173K -A$186K

A$173K

A$186K

A$172,584 - A$186,421 Range

Leighton Contractors
3.4

Leighton Contractors

Mining Engineer
About 

A$119K -A$127K

A$119K

A$127K

A$118,588 - A$127,463 Range

South32
3.1

South32

Mining Engineer
About 

A$158K -A$170K

A$158K

A$170K

A$158,311 - A$169,945 Range

Alcoa
3.7

Alcoa

Mining Engineer
About 

A$137K -A$149K

A$137K

A$149K

A$136,871 - A$148,843 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Mining Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Mining Engineer is A$132,682 in Australia. Salaries estimates are based on 94 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mining Engineer employees in Australia.

The highest salary for a Mining Engineer in Australia is A$166,531 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mining Engineer in Australia is A$100,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent mining engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$87,000
per year
An Engineer in the Sydney Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Self-Employed
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
An User Experience Engineer in the Brisbane Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Additional Pay
$50k cash bonus
$100k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
An Engineer in the Sydney Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Freelance
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$65,000
per year
An Engineer in the Brisbane Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$30
hourly
An Undergraduate Engineer in the Canberra Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Canberra Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$185,000
per year
An Engineer in the Perth Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Perth Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
An Engineer in the Canberra Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
Canberra Area area
Self-Employed
 
501 to 1000 employees
$75,000
per year
An Engineer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$53,131
per year
An Engineer in the Sydney Area area reported making $53,131 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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