Support Activities for Mining: NAICS 213

About the Support Activities for Mining subsector

The support activities for mining subsector is part of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.

Industries in the Support Activities for Mining subsector group establishments primarily providing support services, on a contract or fee basis, required for the mining and quarrying of minerals and for the extraction of oil and gas. Establishments performing exploration (except geophysical surveying and mapping) for minerals, on a contract or fee basis, are included in this subsector. Exploration includes traditional prospecting methods, such as taking core samples and making geological observations at prospective sites.

The activities performed on a contract or fee basis by establishments in the Support Activities for Mining subsector are also often performed in-house by mining operators.

North American Industry Classification System

The support activities for mining subsector consists of a single industry group, Support Activities for Mining: NAICS 2131.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in support activities for mining. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2014
Sep.
2014
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2014
Nov.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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439.5 445.3 (P) 444.2 (P) 444.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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352.7 359.7 (P) 356.7  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Derrick operators, oil and gas

18,390

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

19,350

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

20,830

Roustabouts, oil and gas

51,980

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

49,470

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for support activities for mining.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in support activities for mining.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$28.76 $28.64 $28.68 (P) $28.27

Average weekly hours

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46.2 47.0 46.5 (P) 47.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$26.11 $26.12 $26.43 (P) $26.14

Average weekly hours

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48.5 49.9 48.8 (P) 49.6

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Derrick operators, oil and gas

$22.58 $23.40 $46,970 $48,670

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

$34.20 $36.52 $71,130 $75,970

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

$24.03 $28.79 $49,980 $59,870

Roustabouts, oil and gas

$16.82 $17.52 $34,990 $36,450

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

$20.40 $23.19 $42,420 $48,240

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in support activities for mining. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

100 105 117 (P) 103

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

2.2 2.3 1.9 1.9

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.9 0.8 0.6 0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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2014
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2014
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Producer price index

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(P) 123.2 (P) 122.7 (P) 122.9 (P) 123.6

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.1% (P) -0.4% (P) 0.2% (P) 0.6%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in support activities for mining.

Establishments

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2014

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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17,792 17,999 (P) 18,337 (P) 18,561

Local government

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1 1 (P) 1 (P) 1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: December 19, 2014