Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.


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)
11,540 4.8 % $23.40 $48,670 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $18.76 $23.29 $28.02 $32.90
Annual Wage (2) $31,420 $39,020 $48,440 $58,280 $68,440


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 4,340 5.88 $23.86 $49,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,530 3.82 $21.04 $43,770
Metal Ore Mining 2,980 6.55 $26.30 $54,700
Support Activities for Mining 280 0.07 $22.60 $47,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 90 0.03 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,980 6.55 $26.30 $54,700
Coal Mining 4,340 5.88 $23.86 $49,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,530 3.82 $21.04 $43,770
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 50 0.38 $21.45 $44,620
Support Activities for Mining 280 0.07 $22.60 $47,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,980 6.55 $26.30 $54,700
Coal Mining 4,340 5.88 $23.86 $49,640
Support Activities for Mining 280 0.07 $22.60 $47,020
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 50 0.38 $21.45 $44,620
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,530 3.82 $21.04 $43,770


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)
Nevada 1,530 1.28 15.02 $28.59 $59,460
Virginia 1,420 0.39 4.57 $20.80 $43,260
West Virginia 980 1.38 16.17 $24.99 $51,980
Kentucky 800 0.44 5.15 $23.44 $48,760
Utah 720 0.56 6.59 $26.26 $54,620



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 980 1.38 16.17 $24.99 $51,980
Nevada 1,530 1.28 15.02 $28.59 $59,460
Wyoming 180 0.63 7.37 $35.69 $74,240
Utah 720 0.56 6.59 $26.26 $54,620
Kentucky 800 0.44 5.15 $23.44 $48,760



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 180 0.63 7.37 $35.69 $74,240
Nevada 1,530 1.28 15.02 $28.59 $59,460
Colorado 510 0.22 2.55 $28.10 $58,450
Alaska 90 0.28 3.25 $27.04 $56,230
Washington 160 0.05 0.63 $26.90 $55,950




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)
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.39 $17.89 $37,220
Charleston, WV 120 0.86 10.10 $28.61 $59,500
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.60 7.02 $18.02 $37,480
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 3.39 $20.14 $41,890
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 70 0.14 1.61 $25.94 $53,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.59 $27.82 $57,870
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 1.83 21.47 $26.09 $54,280
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.54 6.37 $15.87 $33,020
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.31 3.59 $21.17 $44,040



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)
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 1.83 21.47 $26.09 $54,280
Charleston, WV 120 0.86 10.10 $28.61 $59,500
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.60 7.02 $18.02 $37,480
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.54 6.37 $15.87 $33,020
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.31 3.59 $21.17 $44,040
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 3.39 $20.14 $41,890
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 70 0.14 1.61 $25.94 $53,950
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.39 $17.89 $37,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.59 $27.82 $57,870



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 120 0.86 10.10 $28.61 $59,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.59 $27.82 $57,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.65 $55,430
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 1.83 21.47 $26.09 $54,280
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 70 0.14 1.61 $25.94 $53,950
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.31 3.59 $21.17 $44,040
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 3.39 $20.14 $41,890
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $19.79 $41,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.20 $37,860
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.60 7.02 $18.02 $37,480

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,510 27.15 317.87 $28.63 $59,550
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,060 8.20 96.03 $21.05 $43,780
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 4.73 55.41 $24.04 $50,000
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 3.40 39.85 $24.64 $51,250
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.55 18.12 $23.66 $49,210

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,510 27.15 317.87 $28.63 $59,550
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,060 8.20 96.03 $21.05 $43,780
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 4.73 55.41 $24.04 $50,000
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 3.40 39.85 $24.64 $51,250
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 2.68 31.33 $25.31 $52,640

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 90 1.43 16.78 $38.99 $81,090
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,510 27.15 317.87 $28.63 $59,550
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.92 22.54 $28.05 $58,340
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 5.29 $26.72 $55,580
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 11.47 $25.62 $53,280


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015