Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
5,400 9.4 % $25.17 $52,360 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.91 $18.86 $25.13 $31.23 $36.76
Annual Wage (2) $31,010 $39,230 $52,270 $64,970 $76,470


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 1,850 1.94 $19.40 $40,360
Coal Mining 1,760 3.54 $26.40 $54,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $18.79 $39,080
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 30 0.01 $37.39 $77,760

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 1,760 3.54 $26.40 $54,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,850 1.94 $19.40 $40,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $18.79 $39,080
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 30 0.01 $37.39 $77,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 30 0.01 $37.39 $77,760
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $30.57 $63,580
Coal Mining 1,760 3.54 $26.40 $54,910
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $21.46 $44,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,850 1.94 $19.40 $40,360


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 940 0.72 18.97 $31.29 $65,070
Virginia 680 0.18 4.74 $19.71 $40,990
Alabama 350 0.18 4.76 $25.32 $52,670
West Virginia 290 0.42 11.12 $26.00 $54,080
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.22 $27.98 $58,210




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 940 0.72 18.97 $31.29 $65,070
West Virginia 290 0.42 11.12 $26.00 $54,080
Wyoming 110 0.40 10.44 $39.11 $81,340
Montana 130 0.28 7.34 $34.79 $72,360
Virginia 680 0.18 4.74 $19.71 $40,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 110 0.40 10.44 $39.11 $81,340
Montana 130 0.28 7.34 $34.79 $72,360
Nevada 940 0.72 18.97 $31.29 $65,070
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $31.16 $64,820
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.22 $27.98 $58,210



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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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.52 13.85 $27.07 $56,300
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 1.01 26.62 $30.88 $64,220
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 0.38 10.03 $17.22 $35,820


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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 60 1.01 26.62 $30.88 $64,220
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.52 13.85 $27.07 $56,300
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 0.38 10.03 $17.22 $35,820


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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 60 1.01 26.62 $30.88 $64,220
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.52 13.85 $27.07 $56,300
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 0.38 10.03 $17.22 $35,820

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 940 22.32 589.44 $31.29 $65,070
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 21.96 $30.80 $64,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.16 30.71 $20.83 $43,320

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 940 22.32 589.44 $31.29 $65,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.16 30.71 $20.83 $43,320
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 21.96 $30.80 $64,070

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 (8) (8) (8) $41.86 $87,060
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 940 22.32 589.44 $31.29 $65,070
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 21.96 $30.80 $64,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.16 30.71 $20.83 $43,320
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.08 $39,680


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