Mining Machine Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of mining machine operators in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mining machine operator salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mining Machine Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,180
25th Percentile Wage
$42,650
50th Percentile Wage
$53,450
75th Percentile Wage
$63,760
90th Percentile Wage
$76,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining machine operators 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) mining machine operators is $76,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining machine operators is $34,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,450
3.16% 6.04%
2016
$51,760
3.67% -
2015
$49,860
1.14% -
2014
$49,290
-2.35% -
2013
$50,450
0.46% -
2012
$50,220
- -

Compare Mining Machine Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of mining machine operators 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 mining machine operator occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $58,390. The lowest paying industry is the oil and gas extraction industry (annual salary $38,810). For detailed mining machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$58,390
Coal Mining
$56,160
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$53,780
Support Activities for Mining
$46,570
Support Activities for Mining
$46,570
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$44,830
Oil and Gas Extraction
$38,810
Oil and Gas Extraction
$38,810

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




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