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
$34,790
25th Percentile Wage
$42,550
50th Percentile Wage
$52,110
75th Percentile Wage
$61,620
90th Percentile Wage
$74,460

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 $74,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid continuous mining machine operators is $34,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of continuous mining machine operators in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,1105.93%0.13%
201549,0200.43%-
201448,810-4.36%-
201350,940-2.16%-
201252,040--

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 $55,980. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $45,730). 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
$55,980
Coal Mining
$54,050
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,370
Support Activities for Mining
$46,390
Support Activities for Mining
$46,390
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$45,730

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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