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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-5098 Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 47-5049 Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other; and 47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other; and the 2010 SOC occupations 47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators; 47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other; and 47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other.


National estimates for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other

National estimates for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,540 6.5 % $ 25.83 $ 53,730 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.73 $ 19.50 $ 25.19 $ 31.72 $ 37.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,730 $ 40,560 $ 52,400 $ 65,990 $ 78,690


Industry profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,930 7.23 $ 29.44 $ 61,240
Support Activities for Mining 2,740 1.01 $ 24.39 $ 50,740
Coal Mining 2,680 6.22 $ 28.53 $ 59,350
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,020 2.05 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 630 0.16 $ 23.73 $ 49,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,930 7.23 $ 29.44 $ 61,240
Coal Mining 2,680 6.22 $ 28.53 $ 59,350
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,020 2.05 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Support Activities for Mining 2,740 1.01 $ 24.39 $ 50,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 630 0.16 $ 23.73 $ 49,360

Top paying industries for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,930 7.23 $ 29.44 $ 61,240
Coal Mining 2,680 6.22 $ 28.53 $ 59,350
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 27.77 $ 57,760
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 150 0.04 $ 26.89 $ 55,920
Oil and Gas Extraction 160 0.13 $ 26.25 $ 54,600


Geographic profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,150 0.92 10.16 $ 29.38 $ 61,120
West Virginia 1,060 1.63 18.03 $ 28.56 $ 59,400
Indiana 660 0.23 2.50 $ 27.85 $ 57,930
Tennessee 540 0.19 2.07 $ 19.60 $ 40,780
California 520 0.03 0.35 $ 26.96 $ 56,080




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,060 1.63 18.03 $ 28.56 $ 59,400
Alaska 360 1.23 13.61 $ 31.31 $ 65,130
Wyoming 250 0.94 10.40 $ 25.95 $ 53,980
Nevada 1,150 0.92 10.16 $ 29.38 $ 61,120
Montana 300 0.66 7.36 (8) (8)




Top paying states for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 50 0.02 0.18 $ 33.58 $ 69,840
New Mexico 160 0.20 2.25 $ 31.44 $ 65,390
Alaska 360 1.23 13.61 $ 31.31 $ 65,130
Minnesota 510 0.19 2.09 $ 30.25 $ 62,920
Nevada 1,150 0.92 10.16 $ 29.38 $ 61,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lafayette, LA 450 2.36 26.13 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Duluth, MN-WI 400 3.34 37.02 $ 30.81 $ 64,090
Wheeling, WV-OH 290 5.07 56.28 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 0.14 $ 20.33 $ 42,280
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 0.97 10.76 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.09 0.99 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.90 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.23 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
Farmington, NM 50 1.10 12.16 $ 26.51 $ 55,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 290 5.07 56.28 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Duluth, MN-WI 400 3.34 37.02 $ 30.81 $ 64,090
Lafayette, LA 450 2.36 26.13 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Farmington, NM 50 1.10 12.16 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 0.97 10.76 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.90 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.09 0.99 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.23 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 0.14 $ 20.33 $ 42,280




Top paying metropolitan areas for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Duluth, MN-WI 400 3.34 37.02 $ 30.81 $ 64,090
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Wheeling, WV-OH 290 5.07 56.28 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Farmington, NM 50 1.10 12.16 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 0.97 10.76 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 23.86 $ 49,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.23 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.09 0.99 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Lafayette, LA 450 2.36 26.13 $ 22.61 $ 47,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,130 12.29 136.33 $ 29.38 $ 61,110
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.71 30.05 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 280 4.35 48.30 (8) (8)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 18.44 $ 29.93 $ 62,250
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 7.86 $ 33.58 $ 69,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,130 12.29 136.33 $ 29.38 $ 61,110
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 280 4.35 48.30 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.71 30.05 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 18.44 $ 29.93 $ 62,250
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 9.27 $ 23.90 $ 49,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 7.86 $ 33.58 $ 69,850
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 5.52 $ 33.12 $ 68,880
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 31.78 $ 66,110
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.71 30.05 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 18.44 $ 29.93 $ 62,250


About May 2020 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021