Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,030 7.8 % $25.31 $52,650 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.59 $20.35 $24.92 $29.54 $35.69
Annual Wage (2) $34,500 $42,340 $51,840 $61,450 $74,240


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 4,120 4.39 $23.33 $48,540
Metal Ore Mining 3,680 9.18 $27.19 $56,550
Coal Mining 3,480 6.51 $26.14 $54,370
Support Activities for Mining 390 0.14 $25.03 $52,070
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.51 $21.50 $44,720

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 3,680 9.18 $27.19 $56,550
Coal Mining 3,480 6.51 $26.14 $54,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,120 4.39 $23.33 $48,540
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.51 $21.50 $44,720
Support Activities for Mining 390 0.14 $25.03 $52,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 3,680 9.18 $27.19 $56,550
Coal Mining 3,480 6.51 $26.14 $54,370
Support Activities for Mining 390 0.14 $25.03 $52,070
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,120 4.39 $23.33 $48,540
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.51 $21.50 $44,720


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 1,470 1.16 13.50 $28.67 $59,630
Ohio 800 0.15 1.75 $27.18 $56,530
Virginia 760 0.20 2.36 $21.75 $45,240
Kentucky 660 0.35 4.12 $24.30 $50,540
West Virginia 640 0.91 10.64 $25.57 $53,180




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 330 1.20 13.95 $37.39 $77,780
Nevada 1,470 1.16 13.50 $28.67 $59,630
West Virginia 640 0.91 10.64 $25.57 $53,180
Idaho 490 0.73 8.57 $30.14 $62,680
Kentucky 660 0.35 4.12 $24.30 $50,540




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 1.20 13.95 $37.39 $77,780
Idaho 490 0.73 8.57 $30.14 $62,680
California 570 0.04 0.42 $29.74 $61,870
Nevada 1,470 1.16 13.50 $28.67 $59,630
Colorado 410 0.16 1.92 $28.55 $59,390





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)
Charleston, WV 140 1.27 14.82 $27.59 $57,380
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.17 2.00 $26.45 $55,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.17 1.95 $21.14 $43,970
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.47 $20.49 $42,620




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)
Charleston, WV 140 1.27 14.82 $27.59 $57,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.17 1.95 $21.14 $43,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.17 2.00 $26.45 $55,020
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.47 $20.49 $42,620




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 140 1.27 14.82 $27.59 $57,380
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.17 2.00 $26.45 $55,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $21.68 $45,080
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.17 1.95 $21.14 $43,970
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.47 $20.49 $42,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $19.36 $40,260
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $19.30 $40,150
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.57 $38,620

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 1,400 32.95 384.43 $28.89 $60,080
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 5.01 58.43 $25.09 $52,190
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 3.42 39.92 $41.19 $85,670
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.24 14.50 $20.18 $41,980
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.29 15.02 $24.38 $50,700

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 1,400 32.95 384.43 $28.89 $60,080
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 5.01 58.43 $25.09 $52,190
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 3.42 39.92 $41.19 $85,670
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 2.07 24.12 $24.67 $51,310
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.68 19.56 $27.38 $56,950

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 210 3.42 39.92 $41.19 $85,670
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.68 $67,980
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,400 32.95 384.43 $28.89 $60,080
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 4.70 $28.49 $59,260
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.68 19.56 $27.38 $56,950


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017