Salaries in Arizona’s mines are more than twice those for the average job, says a new mining industry-financed report.

When benefits are included, the average worker in the mining industry earned $108,000 a year as of 2011, says the report from Kent Hill, a research professor in economics at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

The average pay and benefits for people working in mining-related jobs not directly in the industry, such as suppliers, is $80,000, he reports.

The average for all Arizona workers, including benefits, is about $47,000, he says.

Read the rest of this story Sunday in the print edition of the Arizona Daily Star.