Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
12,000 7.4 % $26.46 $55,040 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.39 $21.29 $26.26 $30.79 $36.89
Annual Wage (2) $36,180 $44,280 $54,620 $64,040 $76,740


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,030 4.24 $24.47 $50,900
Metal Ore Mining 3,670 9.62 $28.19 $58,640
Coal Mining 3,590 7.23 $27.14 $56,460
Support Activities for Mining 430 0.16 $24.65 $51,280
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $25.16 $52,340

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 3,670 9.62 $28.19 $58,640
Coal Mining 3,590 7.23 $27.14 $56,460
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,030 4.24 $24.47 $50,900
Support Activities for Mining 430 0.16 $24.65 $51,280
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $25.16 $52,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 3,670 9.62 $28.19 $58,640
Coal Mining 3,590 7.23 $27.14 $56,460
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $25.16 $52,340
Support Activities for Mining 430 0.16 $24.65 $51,280
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,030 4.24 $24.47 $50,900


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 1,780 1.35 16.09 $29.08 $60,490
Kentucky 870 0.46 5.51 $25.16 $52,340
Ohio 790 0.15 1.76 $27.31 $56,810
West Virginia 710 1.04 12.31 $26.14 $54,380
California 670 0.04 0.48 $30.24 $62,900




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 1,780 1.35 16.09 $29.08 $60,490
Wyoming 330 1.24 14.68 $37.90 $78,820
West Virginia 710 1.04 12.31 $26.14 $54,380
Idaho 510 0.74 8.77 $30.63 $63,710
Kentucky 870 0.46 5.51 $25.16 $52,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 330 1.24 14.68 $37.90 $78,820
Montana 60 0.14 1.65 $33.48 $69,630
Idaho 510 0.74 8.77 $30.63 $63,710
California 670 0.04 0.48 $30.24 $62,900
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $29.12 $60,570



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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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 370 5.98 71.06 $28.38 $59,030
Charleston, WV 130 1.18 14.04 $27.85 $57,920
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.73 $21.29 $44,280
Beckley, WV 50 1.23 14.67 $24.20 $50,330


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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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 370 5.98 71.06 $28.38 $59,030
Beckley, WV 50 1.23 14.67 $24.20 $50,330
Charleston, WV 130 1.18 14.04 $27.85 $57,920
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.73 $21.29 $44,280


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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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 370 5.98 71.06 $28.38 $59,030
Charleston, WV 130 1.18 14.04 $27.85 $57,920
Beckley, WV 50 1.23 14.67 $24.20 $50,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $21.89 $45,530
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.73 $21.29 $44,280

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)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,600 38.03 451.69 $28.96 $60,230
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 760 7.55 89.62 $25.62 $53,290
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 4.75 56.38 $24.91 $51,820
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 290 5.99 71.17 $29.24 $60,830
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 2.18 25.84 $21.30 $44,290

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)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,600 38.03 451.69 $28.96 $60,230
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 760 7.55 89.62 $25.62 $53,290
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 290 5.99 71.17 $29.24 $60,830
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 4.75 56.38 $24.91 $51,820
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 190 4.17 49.56 $32.84 $68,310

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 220 3.62 42.95 $41.73 $86,800
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.24 14.67 $33.14 $68,930
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 190 4.17 49.56 $32.84 $68,310
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 130 2.47 29.34 $32.07 $66,710
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 290 5.99 71.17 $29.24 $60,830


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018