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Big money in Queensland's mines

THINKING about a career in Queensland's mining sector and curious as to what you might earn?

The table below should help.

Follow the linked sub-sector headings to explore more salary information at MyCareer.com.au

All figures are sourced from MyCareer.com.au job listings inclusive of wage from the last 90 days and updated weekly.

Figures may incorporate the total remuneration package, including superannuation, benefits, accom

If there is insufficient data to show reliable maximum, minimum or average, then none are shown.

Sub-sector Average minimum Average maximum Average
Average Queensland Mining, Oil and Gas salary     $152,930
Asset Management and Utilisation $75,000 $275,000 $146,647
Drilling and Blast $80,000 $200,000 $153,000
Environment / Health and Safety $80,000 $200,000 $144,628
Exploration $90,000 $200,000 $150,394
Management $95,000 $300,000 $182,745
Mining - Engineering $100,000 $250,000 $162,583
Mining - Maintenance $90,000 $200,000 $155,810
Mining - Processing $90,000 $230,000 $160,540
Mining - Production $80,000 $240,000 $141,193
Mining - Technical $80,000 $250,000 $145,135
Oil and Gas - Engineering $70,000 $275,000 $137,110
Oil and Gas - Maintenance - - -
Oil and Gas - Production $80,000 $170,000 $118,936
Operations $80,000 $250,000 $154,834
Other Mining, Oil and Gas $69,160 $220,000 $136,334
Science $70,000 $220,000 $135,982

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