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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.


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)
4,920 8.3 % $23.59 $49,080 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.79 $17.28 $22.68 $29.72 $35.70
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $35,940 $47,170 $61,830 $74,250


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 1,970 1.99 $19.27 $40,080
Coal Mining 1,610 3.18 $27.33 $56,850
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $22.75 $47,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $19.42 $40,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,610 3.18 $27.33 $56,850
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,970 1.99 $19.27 $40,080
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $22.75 $47,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $19.42 $40,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $28.08 $58,400
Coal Mining 1,610 3.18 $27.33 $56,850
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $22.75 $47,320
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $21.38 $44,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $19.42 $40,390


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)
Texas 470 0.04 1.13 $16.59 $34,500
Alabama 310 0.16 4.68 $25.12 $52,250
Pennsylvania 250 0.04 1.26 $29.25 $60,830
West Virginia 220 0.32 9.42 $29.86 $62,110
Montana 220 0.47 13.88 (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)
Montana 220 0.47 13.88 (8) (8)
Wyoming 100 0.39 11.44 $38.82 $80,740
West Virginia 220 0.32 9.42 $29.86 $62,110
Alabama 310 0.16 4.68 $25.12 $52,250
Oklahoma 220 0.13 3.97 $17.29 $35,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 100 0.39 11.44 $38.82 $80,740
West Virginia 220 0.32 9.42 $29.86 $62,110
Pennsylvania 250 0.04 1.26 $29.25 $60,830
California (8) (8) (8) $28.02 $58,290
Colorado 110 0.04 1.18 $27.28 $56,730





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 130 2.09 61.46 $31.17 $64,820
Killeen-Temple, TX 60 0.45 13.18 $17.52 $36,440




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 130 2.09 61.46 $31.17 $64,820
Killeen-Temple, TX 60 0.45 13.18 $17.52 $36,440




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 130 2.09 61.46 $31.17 $64,820
Killeen-Temple, TX 60 0.45 13.18 $17.52 $36,440

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)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 3.25 95.68 (8) (8)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.85 25.07 $28.39 $59,040
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.34 39.33 $23.45 $48,770
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 13.95 $16.85 $35,050

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)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 3.25 95.68 (8) (8)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.34 39.33 $23.45 $48,770
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.85 25.07 $28.39 $59,040
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 13.95 $16.85 $35,050

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) $40.79 $84,840
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $60,630
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.85 25.07 $28.39 $59,040
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.11 $50,140
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.34 39.33 $23.45 $48,770


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