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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-5049 Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other

All underground mining machine operators not listed separately.


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

National estimates for Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,150 10.6 % $ 28.99 $ 60,290 2.1 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.94 $ 23.53 $ 29.45 $ 30.24 $ 37.99
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,480 $ 48,940 $ 61,260 $ 62,890 $ 79,030


Industry profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,210 3.30 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Metal Ore Mining 1,050 2.57 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.35 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.03 $ 29.73 $ 61,830

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,210 3.30 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Metal Ore Mining 1,050 2.57 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.35 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.03 $ 29.73 $ 61,830

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 1,050 2.57 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.03 $ 29.73 $ 61,830
Coal Mining 1,210 3.30 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.35 $ 24.05 $ 50,020


Geographic profile for Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other:

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



Map of employment of underground mining machine operators, all other by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 530 0.34 15.38 $ 29.75 $ 61,880
West Virginia 460 0.69 31.07 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
Minnesota 390 0.14 6.39 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Illinois 270 0.05 2.15 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Indiana 250 0.08 3.78 $ 29.33 $ 61,010


Map of location quotient of underground mining machine operators, all other by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 460 0.69 31.07 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
Utah 530 0.34 15.38 $ 29.75 $ 61,880
Wyoming 50 0.20 8.79 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Minnesota 390 0.14 6.39 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Indiana 250 0.08 3.78 $ 29.33 $ 61,010


Map of annual mean wages of underground mining machine operators, all other by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.20 8.79 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
West Virginia 460 0.69 31.07 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
Minnesota 390 0.14 6.39 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Utah 530 0.34 15.38 $ 29.75 $ 61,880
Indiana 250 0.08 3.78 $ 29.33 $ 61,010



Map of employment of underground mining machine operators, all other by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 440 0.60 26.62 $ 30.59 $ 63,630
Duluth, MN-WI 340 2.90 129.52 $ 32.73 $ 68,090
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.58 70.55 $ 33.46 $ 69,590


Map of location quotient of underground mining machine operators, all other by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Duluth, MN-WI 340 2.90 129.52 $ 32.73 $ 68,090
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.58 70.55 $ 33.46 $ 69,590
Salt Lake City, UT 440 0.60 26.62 $ 30.59 $ 63,630


Map of annual mean wages of underground mining machine operators, all other by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.58 70.55 $ 33.46 $ 69,590
Duluth, MN-WI 340 2.90 129.52 $ 32.73 $ 68,090
Salt Lake City, UT 440 0.60 26.62 $ 30.59 $ 63,630

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 55.95 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 30.05 $ 24.58 $ 51,120

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 55.95 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 30.05 $ 24.58 $ 51,120

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 55.95 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 30.05 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.65 $ 40,860


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022