Extraction Worker Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of extraction workers in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare extraction worker salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Extraction Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for extraction workers in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) extraction workers is $71,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid extraction workers is $28,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of extraction workers in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.60% 8.28%
4.65% -
1.28% -
1.83% -
1.34% -
- -

Compare Extraction Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of extraction workers in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for extraction worker occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $58,780. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $40,460). For detailed extraction worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
Coal Mining
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
Oil and Gas Extraction
Oil and Gas Extraction
Support Activities for Mining
Support Activities for Mining
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for extraction workers.