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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-5022 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

Operate or tend machinery at surface mining site, equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets to excavate and load loose materials.


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)
44,090 2.7 % $23.36 $48,580 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.88 $17.38 $21.54 $27.31 $34.85
Annual Wage (2) $30,950 $36,160 $44,800 $56,800 $72,480


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 10,080 1.42 $22.72 $47,250
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 8,490 8.40 $21.88 $45,520
Utility System Construction 4,950 0.87 $24.79 $51,560
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 3,250 0.92 $22.34 $46,470
Coal Mining 2,720 5.36 $28.14 $58,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 8,490 8.40 $21.88 $45,520
Coal Mining 2,720 5.36 $28.14 $58,540
Metal Ore Mining 730 1.74 $25.03 $52,060
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 10,080 1.42 $22.72 $47,250
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 3,250 0.92 $22.34 $46,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 670 0.08 $35.01 $72,820
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 330 0.09 $31.72 $65,980
Support Activities for Water Transportation 80 0.08 $29.78 $61,930
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 220 0.02 $29.75 $61,880
Building Finishing Contractors 40 (7) $28.40 $59,080


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)
Texas 7,660 0.62 2.05 $19.68 $40,940
California 2,300 0.13 0.44 $30.47 $63,390
Florida 2,170 0.25 0.82 $19.66 $40,880
Virginia 1,750 0.45 1.51 $21.06 $43,790
New York 1,710 0.18 0.60 $33.49 $69,650




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)
Wyoming 680 2.50 8.32 $33.81 $70,330
West Virginia 1,040 1.48 4.93 $26.43 $54,970
Maine 590 0.96 3.19 $21.16 $44,010
South Dakota 340 0.79 2.63 $20.42 $42,480
North Dakota 330 0.78 2.59 $28.92 $60,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 170 0.53 1.77 $35.92 $74,720
Wyoming 680 2.50 8.32 $33.81 $70,330
New York 1,710 0.18 0.60 $33.49 $69,650
New Jersey 1,020 0.25 0.83 $32.78 $68,180
California 2,300 0.13 0.44 $30.47 $63,390





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,960 0.53 1.78 $20.67 $42,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.19 0.63 $36.51 $75,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,730 0.57 1.89 $19.64 $40,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.35 1.17 $22.30 $46,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 820 0.30 0.99 $19.42 $40,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 750 0.27 0.90 $25.45 $52,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 710 0.67 2.22 $20.38 $42,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 680 0.50 1.66 $26.16 $54,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 0.10 0.34 $28.48 $59,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 530 0.20 0.67 $21.57 $44,860




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)
Bangor, ME 120 1.85 6.16 $23.18 $48,210
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 210 1.68 5.59 $22.04 $45,840
Joplin, MO 130 1.66 5.53 $20.82 $43,310
Cumberland, MD-WV 60 1.55 5.17 $18.01 $37,460
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 60 1.49 4.97 $18.28 $38,030
Fond du Lac, WI 70 1.45 4.84 $28.65 $59,600
Charleston, WV 160 1.41 4.68 $30.06 $62,520
Albany, OR 50 1.17 3.88 $22.64 $47,090
Greeley, CO 110 1.00 3.34 $25.77 $53,610
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 200 0.89 2.95 $21.22 $44,130