Miner Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The miner job includes the following responsibilities: (i) extracts coal with hand or pneumatic pick from underground coal mine; (ii) drills holes in workface; (iii) inserts explosives; (iv) shovels mineral into mine cars [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Miner Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Australia average income PPP $ 3,913 $ 3,841 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 6,933 dollars 27% 46.7
U.S. median salary PPP $ 2,694 $ 2,694 Standardized salary (180 hours/month), Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. U.S. Department of Labor,, [9], [t]. 3,270 dollars 20%
Canada average income PPP $ 2,607 $ 2,605 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 4,780 dollars 34% 42.1
UK median salary PPP $ 2,503 $ 2,904 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,184 pounds 27% 39.5
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,223 $ 2,386 Other mining and quarrying industry. Minimum per month, 2004, normal hours of work. Assuming 22 working days per month. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,587 euros 28% 38.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,983 $ 1,573 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,762,782 wons 9% 40.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,709 $ 915 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. Other mining and quarrying industry. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 32,243 dollars 8% 44.4
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,678 $ 2,004 Other mining and quarrying industry. Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 1,836 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,143 euros 27% 40.0
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,432 $ 1,147 Standardized average salary (40 hours/week), employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,471 euros 24% 38.5
Poland average income PPP $ 1,295 $ 694 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 3,760 zlotys 35% 43.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,145 $ 1,237 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,257 euros 21% 40.0
Russia average salary PPP $ 1,052 $ 421 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 13,518 roubles 13% 30.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 942 $ 755 Other mining and quarrying industry. Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 740 euros 15%
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 935 $ 611 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 18,952 korunas 23% 41.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 929 $ 405 Employees, men, 2003. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 17,934 korunas 22% 32.3
Romania average salary PPP $ 882 $ 453 Men employees, 2005. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,891 new lei 31% 32.1
Latvia average income PPP $ 877 $ 390 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 302 lats 28% 41.7
Hungary average salary PPP $ 812 $ 516 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 153,006 forints 33%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 797 $ 303 Employees, other mining and quarrying industry, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,418 litas 28% 40.0
Brazil average income PPP $ 747 $ 295 Employees, 2001. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 685 reals 10% 36.0
China average salary PPP $ 620 $ 145 Employees, other mining and quarrying industry, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,291 yuans 8%
Mexico average income PPP $ 584 $ 368 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 3,816 pesos 2% 48.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 531 $ 226 Employees, June 2001. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 815 sols 13% 52.6
Kuwait average salary PPP $ 491 $ 613 Other mining and quarrying industry, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 175 dinars 0% 48.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 440 $ 98 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 5,527 pesos 4%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 306 $ 98 Men employees, 2005. Women make 3,945 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 4,172 bahts 6% 54.0
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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