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What can I earn?

Potential income is of great interest to students when deciding what to study, therefore this section has been included to give an indication as to what you might expect to earn in the mine surveying industry within Australia.

The figures displayed below have been kindly provided by Hays Specialist Recruitments and can also be found listed under The 2010 Hays Salary Guide on their website.

Note: Further in-depth guides are available to members through surveying organisations. The figures shown below are indicative only and have derived from employees who share a particular set of circumstances which are listed in the fine print on the guide provided on the Hays website. If you would like to conduct further research into this topic, perhaps view some career searching and university websites.

Queensland:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal $90,000 - $130,000
Registered Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $80,000 - $105,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $105,000 - $135,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $120,000 - $145,000
New South Wales:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal $90,000 - $120,000
Registered Surveyor - Coal $120,000 - $140,000
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $70,000 - $100,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $100,000 - $120,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $110,000 - $130,000
Victoria:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal $55,000 - $80,000
Registered Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $75,000 - $100,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $90,000 - $120,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $90,000 - $115,000
South Australia:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal $70,000 - $90,000
Registered Surveyor - Coal $90,000 - $110,000
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $75,000 - $100,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $90,000 - $120,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $110,000 - $130,000
Western Australia:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Registered Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $70,000 - $105,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $105,000 - $135,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $120,000 - $145,000
Northern Territory:
Position Income Range
Mine Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Registered Surveyor - Coal (No figure provided)
Mine Surveyor - Metalliferous $85,000 - $110,000
Senior Surveyor - Metalliferous $105,000 - $130,000
Registered/Chief Surveyor - Metalliferous $120,000 - $145,000