2017 AusIMM Professional Employment Survey Report

How are minerals professionals faring in today's employment market?

In June-July 2017, 1955 AusIMM members completed the annual Professional Employment Survey. This survey provides a unique insight into the state of the minerals professional employment market.

KEY FINDINGS

A summary of the 2017 survey results shows:

  • The unemployment rate fell to 7.4 per cent among Australia-based AusIMM members, down from 14.1 per cent in 2016.
  • Of those that are unemployed, 53.1 per cent have been unemployed for more than 12 months. This figure continues to rise compared to 2016, when 42.4 per cent of respondents had been actively seeking work for more than 12 months.
  • All disciplines experienced lower unemployment than 2016, although Geoscience continues to have a higher rate than other professional disciplines.
  • Remuneration data showed a continuing trend of a wage gap for women in all levels other than graduate roles.

REPORT

2016 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION SURVEY REPORT

2015 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION SURVEY REPORT

2014 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION SURVEY REPORT

Results from the 2014 survey can be viewed here.

2013 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY REPORT

Results from the 2013 survey can be viewed here.

FEEDBACK

Contribute feedback via professionalemployment@ausimm.com.au.