Continuous Mining Machine Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,230
25th Percentile Wage
$44,370
50th Percentile Wage
$54,690
75th Percentile Wage
$64,020
90th Percentile Wage
$76,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for continuous 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) continuous mining machine operators is $76,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid continuous mining machine operators is $36,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,690
4.72% 4.85%
2016
$52,110
5.93% -
2015
$49,020
0.43% -
2014
$48,810
-4.36% -
2013
$50,940
-2.16% -
2012
$52,040
- -

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

The average salaries of continuous mining machine operators in six 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 continuous mining machine operator occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $58,150. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $46,860). For detailed continuous mining machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$58,150
Coal Mining
$56,860
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$55,020
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$47,860
Support Activities for Mining
$46,860
Support Activities for Mining
$46,860

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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