Mining jobs surge – SEEK.com.au
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)