Top Executive Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,510
25th Percentile Wage
$83,650
50th Percentile Wage
$127,660
75th Percentile Wage
$183,170
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $183,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $127,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $56,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016127,6604.22%8.12%
2015122,2702.76%-
2014118,900-0.88%-
2013119,9502.22%-
2012117,290--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of top executives in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $180,220. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $95,630). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$180,220
Oil and Gas Extraction
$180,220
Metal Ore Mining
$139,710
Coal Mining
$124,510
Support Activities for Mining
$120,780
Support Activities for Mining
$120,780
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$104,720
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$95,630

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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