Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other

All mining machine operators not listed separately.


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)
2,160 7.9 % $24.14 $50,220 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.78 $18.35 $23.08 $29.59 $35.54
Annual Wage (2) $32,830 $38,160 $48,010 $61,540 $73,920


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 710 1.78 $24.81 $51,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 420 0.45 $22.01 $45,790
Coal Mining 330 0.61 $25.25 $52,530
Support Activities for Mining 170 0.06 $22.11 $45,990

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 710 1.78 $24.81 $51,610
Coal Mining 330 0.61 $25.25 $52,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 420 0.45 $22.01 $45,790
Support Activities for Mining 170 0.06 $22.11 $45,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 330 0.61 $25.25 $52,530
Metal Ore Mining 710 1.78 $24.81 $51,610
Support Activities for Mining 170 0.06 $22.11 $45,990
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 420 0.45 $22.01 $45,790


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)
Alaska 420 1.31 84.99 $25.26 $52,550
Kentucky 280 0.15 9.68 $19.12 $39,770
Tennessee 140 0.05 3.08 $17.44 $36,270
Alabama 110 0.06 3.61 (8) (8)
North Dakota 90 0.21 13.50 $36.18 $75,260




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)
Alaska 420 1.31 84.99 $25.26 $52,550
North Dakota 90 0.21 13.50 $36.18 $75,260
Kentucky 280 0.15 9.68 $19.12 $39,770
West Virginia 70 0.09 6.10 $28.34 $58,940
New Mexico 70 0.09 6.01 $27.15 $56,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 90 0.21 13.50 $36.18 $75,260
Virginia 40 0.01 0.61 $30.02 $62,450
West Virginia 70 0.09 6.10 $28.34 $58,940
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.47 $28.33 $58,930
New Mexico 70 0.09 6.01 $27.15 $56,460





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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.15 9.77 $17.44 $36,270




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.15 9.77 $17.44 $36,270




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.15 9.77 $17.44 $36,270

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.03 66.83 (8) (8)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 30.91 $19.33 $40,200
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 16.11 $28.46 $59,190

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.03 66.83 (8) (8)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 30.91 $19.33 $40,200
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 16.11 $28.46 $59,190

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 16.11 $28.46 $59,190
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 30.91 $19.33 $40,200


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