The salary a CEO brings home is not the total package. The total compensation includes salary, bonuses, shares of the company stock, call options on the company stock, and other benefits. The scatter plot below shows the salary compared to the total compensation for 85 CEO’s at Canadian mining companies, ranging in asset size of less than CAD5,000,000 to over CAD1,000,000,000, as defined by SEDAR.


CEO’s working at the largest mining companies appear to get the most boost in earnings from the benefits packages. The graph below shows the same graph with the largest mining companies removed, to get a clearer picture of what is happening to the salaries of CEO’s in Junior or Mid-tier organizations. Sixty-three CEO’s are represented in the graph below.


InfoMine USA Inc. just released their survey results from the 2015 Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits survey. Also included in the 131 page compensation report are current hourly wages and benefit packages for 63 Canadian mines and salaries for 47 mines. The Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits 2015 Survey Results and other reports are available to purchase at, or by calling (509) 328-8023. Email ksalzer@infomine with any questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *