The top 9 highest paying industries for continuous 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 $54,440, metal ore mining is the highest paying industry for continuous mining machine operators. It is followed by mining (except oil and gas) industry (average annual salary $49,020). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 . For more information about salaries of continuous mining machine operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.
|Rank||Industry||Average Salary i||# of
|1||Metal Ore Mining||
|2||Mining (except Oil and Gas)||
|5||Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing||
|6||Support Activities for Mining||
|7||Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying||
|9||Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||