Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7111 Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,990 5.9 % $24.67 $51,310 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.01 $22.37 $25.05 $27.39 $28.79
Annual Wage (2) $41,620 $46,520 $52,110 $56,960 $59,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,870 3.28 $24.65 $51,260
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.24 $58,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,870 3.28 $24.65 $51,260
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.24 $58,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.24 $58,750
Coal Mining 2,870 3.28 $24.65 $51,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,080 1.52 66.10 $25.46 $52,960
Kentucky 630 0.36 15.64 $23.18 $48,210
Virginia 390 0.11 4.76 $25.01 $52,020
Pennsylvania 250 0.05 1.96 $25.38 $52,790
Illinois 160 0.03 1.22 $21.88 $45,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,080 1.52 66.10 $25.46 $52,960
Kentucky 630 0.36 15.64 $23.18 $48,210
Wyoming 70 0.25 10.99 $29.10 $60,530
Virginia 390 0.11 4.76 $25.01 $52,020
Utah 100 0.09 3.77 $24.53 $51,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 70 0.25 10.99 $29.10 $60,530
West Virginia 1,080 1.52 66.10 $25.46 $52,960
Pennsylvania 250 0.05 1.96 $25.38 $52,790
Alabama 140 0.08 3.31 $25.18 $52,370
Virginia 390 0.11 4.76 $25.01 $52,020





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 290 1.99 86.55 $26.20 $54,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 290 1.99 86.55 $26.20 $54,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 290 1.99 86.55 $26.20 $54,510
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $23.81 $49,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 4.02 175.05 $25.38 $52,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 410 3.54 154.16 $24.04 $50,010
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 390 2.94 128.22 $25.01 $52,020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 58.21 $21.41 $44,540
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.09 47.32 $21.88 $45,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 4.02 175.05 $25.38 $52,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 410 3.54 154.16 $24.04 $50,010
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 390 2.94 128.22 $25.01 $52,020
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.53 66.87 $23.92 $49,740
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 58.21 $21.41 $44,540

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 45.30 $29.27 $60,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.88 38.42 $26.11 $54,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 4.02 175.05 $25.38 $52,790
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 390 2.94 128.22 $25.01 $52,020
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.00 43.47 $24.76 $51,500


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013