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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-5044 Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Operate underground loading or moving machine to load or move coal, ore, or rock using shuttle or mine car or conveyors. Equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.


National estimates for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Industry profile for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Geographic profile for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining

National estimates for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,520 9.7 % $ 26.97 $ 56,100 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.67 $ 22.48 $ 27.23 $ 30.77 $ 36.36
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,750 $ 46,750 $ 56,640 $ 64,010 $ 75,630


Industry profile for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,450 5.67 $ 27.60 $ 57,410
Metal Ore Mining 340 0.85 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 310 0.31 $ 23.02 $ 47,890
Support Activities for Mining 180 0.07 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 70 0.02 $ 17.79 $ 37,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,450 5.67 $ 27.60 $ 57,410
Metal Ore Mining 340 0.85 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 310 0.31 $ 23.02 $ 47,890
Support Activities for Mining 180 0.07 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 50 0.05 $ 35.43 $ 73,690

Top paying industries for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 50 0.05 $ 35.43 $ 73,690
Metal Ore Mining 340 0.85 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
Coal Mining 2,450 5.67 $ 27.60 $ 57,410
Support Activities for Mining 180 0.07 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 310 0.31 $ 23.02 $ 47,890


Geographic profile for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

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





States with the highest employment level in Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 840 1.29 51.07 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Kentucky 400 0.23 8.93 $ 26.21 $ 54,520
Alabama 150 0.08 3.12 $ 24.96 $ 51,910
Wyoming 130 0.51 20.23 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Illinois 130 0.02 0.93 $ 23.89 $ 49,690




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 840 1.29 51.07 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Wyoming 130 0.51 20.23 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Kentucky 400 0.23 8.93 $ 26.21 $ 54,520
Alabama 150 0.08 3.12 $ 24.96 $ 51,910
Colorado 110 0.04 1.68 $ 32.67 $ 67,940




Top paying states for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $ 34.21 $ 71,170
Wyoming 130 0.51 20.23 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Colorado 110 0.04 1.68 $ 32.67 $ 67,940
West Virginia 840 1.29 51.07 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $ 26.70 $ 55,540





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 2.16 85.18 $ 31.35 $ 65,220
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 3.76 $ 26.50 $ 55,130




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 2.16 85.18 $ 31.35 $ 65,220
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 3.76 $ 26.50 $ 55,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 2.16 85.18 $ 31.35 $ 65,220
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 3.76 $ 26.50 $ 55,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 2.87 113.11 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 1.42 56.22 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 45.42 $ 21.90 $ 45,550

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 2.87 113.11 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 1.42 56.22 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 45.42 $ 21.90 $ 45,550

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 1.42 56.22 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 2.87 113.11 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.29 $ 58,840
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.94 $ 56,040
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 45.42 $ 21.90 $ 45,550


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.

(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