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Average mining salaries $113,45

Mining jobs surge –

Mining jobs are once again on the rise on Australia’s most popular job site for mining job seekers.

Well-know advertiser SEEK has reported a huge surge in listed jobs this year as the mining economy continues to show signs of recovery. The recovery is not the same as it was back when iron ore and coal were commanding huge prices, which created a jobs stampede 4-5 years ago.

Average mining salaries $113,451 – Mining Operations Western Australia

However, the mining, resources and energy sector showed the largest advertising growth of all industries on online recruitment portal Seek in April.

Seek Australia and New Zealand managing director Michael Ilczynski said mining job advertisements (including resources and energy sector) increased by 55 per cent year on year in April. Across all industries, about 6.6 per cent more jobs were advertised.

The growth in advertising spend for the mining, resources and energy sector shows no signs of letting up in 2017.

Earlier this year, Seek reported that ad growth for the sector was 66 per cent higher year on year in February.

“For the past five years, the mining, resources and energy sector has been among the industries with the lowest job ad growth on Seek, so this is very encouraging news for people looking at working in this industry, or those looking to develop their career in this industry,” Ilczynski said.

Over the past three months [February to April 2017], advertising across Australia for mining has grown 70 per cent year on year, when compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

According to Seek, the most popular sectors people searched were mining, resources and energy this April, and their average advertised annual salaries on the site were:

  • mining engineering and maintenance ($123,445)
  • mining operations ($113,451)
  • mining drill and blast ($107,138).

Western Australia also showed strong growth by rising 12.7 per cent year on year in April. With a huge number of iron ore mining jobs and new mines in the pipeline, WA jobs are looking good for the remainder of 2017 and 2018.

Trades assistant and mining labourer pay rates

Labourers on mines sites in Western Australia earn average $111,973

The greatest demand and wages for labour in mining, resources and energy in WA were;

  • mining engineering and maintenance ($126,465)
  • mining operations ($111,973)
  • mining drill and blast ($104,455)


Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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