Wages Underground Divison

1968-1973

 

 

Two miners loading a drift round in the Junction mine.

Below is a table with hourly pay rate for underground mine employees from 1968 through 1973. Miners, diamond drillers and motor crews have additional salary through bonuses, this is not listed here. The bonuses were paid on work done above and beyond a set amount of work that was expected. This set amount of work was referred to as “The Standard”. Bonuses made up a substantial amount of an employee’s wages. All shifts underground were 8 hour shifts from collar to collar (from the surface entrance of mine back to the surface entrance of mine).

 

Note:  June 1, 1903 the 8-hour-workday law went into effect for underground employees, this lasted until 2012 when 12 hour days became  

           permitted by law.


 

Shift differential 1968-1970

A shift listed rate (Day shift)

B shift 8 cents per hour (Evening shift )
C shift 16 cents per hour (Graveyard shift)

12 cents between shifts

Shift differential 1971-1973

A shift listed rate (Day shift)

B shift 10 cents per hour (Evening shift )
C shift 20 cents per hour (Graveyard shift)

15 cents between shifts

Rate             Postion                                       1968      1969      1970       1971      1972     1973

 

$4.945

$4.78

$4.78

$4.78

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.43

$4.13

$4.13

$4.13

$4.13

$3.965

$5.41

$4.965

$4.965

$4.965

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.77

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.275

$4.275

$4.275

$4.275

$4.10

$4.75

$4.595

$4.595

$4.595

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.42

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$4.265

$3.985

$3.985

$3.985

$3.985

$3.83

$4.05

$3.92

$3.92

$3.92

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.77

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.64

$3.51

$3.51

$3.51

$3.51

$3.28

$3.82

$3.70

$3.70

$3.70

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.58

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.46

$3.34

$3.34

$3.34

$3.34

$3.10

$3.62

$3.51

$3.51

$3.51

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.40

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.29

$3.18

$3.18

$3.18

$3.18

$2.96

Shaft miner

Shaft repairman

Diamond Driller*

Calyx Jigger Boss

Slusher Mechanic

Timberman

Sand Fill Operator

Cager

Skiptender

Motorman

Gunite Operator

Mechanic Loader

Calyx Driller

Miner*

Motorswamper

Topman

Diamond Driller Helper

Gunite Swamper

Slusher Maintenance man

Pipe & Trackman

Underground Patrolman

Powderman

Underground Tailing Plant Operator

Tool Nipper

Sanitary Nipper

Mucker

K

J

J

J

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

F

F

F

F

D

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