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Highest Paying Industries for Mining Machine Operators

The top 23 highest paying industries for mining machine operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $68,240, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for mining machine operators. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $68,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of mining machine operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Industries for Mining Machine Operators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$68,240
80
2 Utilities
$68,240
80
3 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$67,440
n/a
4 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$57,800
130
5 Metal Ore Mining
$54,540
5,230
6 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,850
40
7 Construction
$52,530
n/a
8 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,980
230
9 Coal Mining
$51,750
7,300
10 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$51,270
140
11 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$49,520
19,070
12 Mining
$49,290
19,870
13 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$47,660
100
14 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$44,550
120
15 Support Activities for Mining
$44,160
780
16 Chemical Manufacturing
$43,030
100
17 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$40,940
6,550
18 Manufacturing
$38,030
490
19 Employment Services
$37,730
100
20 Administrative and Support Services
$37,730
100
21 Temporary Help Services
$36,100
80
22 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$32,660
380
23 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$27,760
n/a