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...