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By Curt Freeman
For Mining News 

Mining pay ranks No. 2 after oil and gas

New industry statistics reflect importance of sector's contribution to Alaska, local governments and Native corporations in 2008

 

Last updated 3/29/2009 at Noon



There are some new stats out from the State of Alaska that I thought you might like to see.

For 2008, the Alaska mining industry accounted for 3,500 direct jobs and 5,500 indirect jobs.

The industry doled out US$350 million in payroll with the average salary totaling US$82,600 per year, which is 90 percent higher than the statewide average for all sectors.

Mining salaries were higher than...



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