Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $168,580. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $94,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $30,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
-16.43% -10.53%
5.07% -
- -

Compare Chief Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of chief executives in five 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 chief executive occupations is the coal mining industry with an annual salary $195,970. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $131,170). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Coal Mining
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
Support Activities for Mining
Support Activities for Mining

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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