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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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, shuttle cars, or trucks 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)
14,630 4.4 % $27.18 $56,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.38 $21.78 $26.58 $32.56 $37.28
Annual Wage (2) $38,240 $45,290 $55,280 $67,730 $77,540


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)
Metal Ore Mining 5,040 12.03 $28.68 $59,650
Coal Mining 4,940 9.73 $27.85 $57,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,710 3.67 $23.87 $49,660
Support Activities for Mining 660 0.19 $29.64 $61,660
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.92 $47,680

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 5,040 12.03 $28.68 $59,650
Coal Mining 4,940 9.73 $27.85 $57,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,710 3.67 $23.87 $49,660
Support Activities for Mining 660 0.19 $29.64 $61,660
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.92 $47,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 660 0.19 $29.64 $61,660
Metal Ore Mining 5,040 12.03 $28.68 $59,650
Coal Mining 4,940 9.73 $27.85 $57,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,710 3.67 $23.87 $49,660
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.92 $47,680


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 2,530 1.82 18.25 $31.12 $64,730
Utah 1,400 0.93 9.33 $29.37 $61,100
Arizona 1,180 0.41 4.13 $22.74 $47,300
Kentucky 1,100 0.58 5.82 $26.68 $55,500
West Virginia 1,070 1.53 15.32 $27.41 $57,020




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)
Nevada 2,530 1.82 18.25 $31.12 $64,730
West Virginia 1,070 1.53 15.32 $27.41 $57,020
Utah 1,400 0.93 9.33 $29.37 $61,100
Wyoming 200 0.75 7.50 $38.80 $80,700
Idaho 450 0.62 6.25 $28.98 $60,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 200 0.75 7.50 $38.80 $80,700
Montana 150 0.31 3.16 $37.56 $78,130
Alaska 100 0.31 3.11 $34.36 $71,460
Nevada 2,530 1.82 18.25 $31.12 $64,730
Colorado 360 0.14 1.36 $29.78 $61,950





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.11 1.07 $22.22 $46,210
Beckley, WV 210 4.80 48.15 $22.85 $47,530
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.02 30.36 $29.77 $61,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.96 $27.63 $57,470
Charleston, WV 130 1.13 11.37 $29.95 $62,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100 0.02 0.17 $24.02 $49,960
Morgantown, WV 60 0.89 8.97 $25.54 $53,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.31 $49.37 $102,690




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)
Beckley, WV 210 4.80 48.15 $22.85 $47,530
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.02 30.36 $29.77 $61,930
Charleston, WV 130 1.13 11.37 $29.95 $62,290
Morgantown, WV 60 0.89 8.97 $25.54 $53,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.11 1.07 $22.22 $46,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.96 $27.63 $57,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.31 $49.37 $102,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100 0.02 0.17 $24.02 $49,960




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.31 $49.37 $102,690
Charleston, WV 130 1.13 11.37 $29.95 $62,290
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.02 30.36 $29.77 $61,930
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $28.26 $58,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.96 $27.63 $57,470
Morgantown, WV 60 0.89 8.97 $25.54 $53,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100 0.02 0.17 $24.02 $49,960
Beckley, WV 210 4.80 48.15 $22.85 $47,530
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $22.39 $46,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.11 1.07 $22.22 $46,210

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 2,510 25.49 255.93 $31.17 $64,830
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 740 7.33 73.56 $28.41 $59,080
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 590 4.79 48.10 $24.29 $50,530
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 570 6.13 61.60 $22.37 $46,520
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 6.14 61.62 $27.68 $57,570

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 2,510 25.49 255.93 $31.17 $64,830
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 740 7.33 73.56 $28.41 $59,080
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 6.14 61.62 $27.68 $57,570
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 570 6.13 61.60 $22.37 $46,520
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 270 5.53 55.49 $31.02 $64,520

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.23 $83,680
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.52 $71,800
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 2,510 25.49 255.93 $31.17 $64,830
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 270 5.53 55.49 $31.02 $64,520
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.56 $63,560


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020