Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 or into shuttle cars 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)
14,710 7.2 % $26.19 $54,470 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.46 $21.20 $26.21 $31.11 $35.96
Annual Wage (2) $36,310 $44,090 $54,520 $64,710 $74,800


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 5,350 13.33 $28.09 $58,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,280 4.32 $23.29 $48,440
Coal Mining 4,200 8.28 $26.98 $56,110
Support Activities for Mining 560 0.17 $24.88 $51,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.91 $47,660

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 5,350 13.33 $28.09 $58,420
Coal Mining 4,200 8.28 $26.98 $56,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,280 4.32 $23.29 $48,440
Support Activities for Mining 560 0.17 $24.88 $51,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.91 $47,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 5,350 13.33 $28.09 $58,420
Coal Mining 4,200 8.28 $26.98 $56,110
Support Activities for Mining 560 0.17 $24.88 $51,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,280 4.32 $23.29 $48,440
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $22.91 $47,660


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 2,630 1.95 19.23 $29.95 $62,290
Kentucky 1,170 0.62 6.11 $24.12 $50,180
Arizona 1,140 0.41 4.01 $23.04 $47,920
West Virginia 900 1.29 12.73 $26.28 $54,660
Utah 890 0.61 6.03 (8) (8)




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 2,630 1.95 19.23 $29.95 $62,290
West Virginia 900 1.29 12.73 $26.28 $54,660
Wyoming 210 0.76 7.51 $37.60 $78,210
Idaho 500 0.71 6.99 $28.87 $60,040
Kentucky 1,170 0.62 6.11 $24.12 $50,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 210 0.76 7.51 $37.60 $78,210
Montana 130 0.28 2.72 $33.80 $70,310
Alaska 100 0.32 3.11 $33.21 $69,080
Nevada 2,630 1.95 19.23 $29.95 $62,290
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $29.52 $61,400





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 250 0.12 1.21 $21.84 $45,420
Beckley, WV 190 4.44 43.65 $22.41 $46,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 140 0.04 0.38 $20.03 $41,660
Charleston, WV 120 1.10 10.82 $29.06 $60,440
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 0.04 0.42 $21.70 $45,130
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.01 $24.25 $50,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 0.15 $18.79 $39,080




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 190 4.44 43.65 $22.41 $46,600
Charleston, WV 120 1.10 10.82 $29.06 $60,440
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.01 $24.25 $50,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.12 1.21 $21.84 $45,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 0.04 0.42 $21.70 $45,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 140 0.04 0.38 $20.03 $41,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 0.15 $18.79 $39,080




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)
Charleston, WV 120 1.10 10.82 $29.06 $60,440
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $26.21 $54,520
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.01 $24.25 $50,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Beckley, WV 190 4.44 43.65 $22.41 $46,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.12 1.21 $21.84 $45,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 0.04 0.42 $21.70 $45,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 140 0.04 0.38 $20.03 $41,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 0.15 $18.79 $39,080

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 2,610 27.13 266.84 $29.98 $62,370
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 790 7.93 78.03 $25.08 $52,160
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 520 5.69 55.95 $21.64 $45,000
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 3.48 34.23 $23.00 $47,850
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 360 2.82 27.72 $30.70 $63,860

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 2,610 27.13 266.84 $29.98 $62,370
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 790 7.93 78.03 $25.08 $52,160
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 520 5.69 55.95 $21.64 $45,000
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 3.48 34.23 $23.00 $47,850
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 360 2.82 27.72 $30.70 $63,860

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) $38.80 $80,710
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.05 $64,590
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 360 2.82 27.72 $30.70 $63,860
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 2,610 27.13 266.84 $29.98 $62,370
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.65 $57,510


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019