Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,930
25th Percentile Wage
$38,090
50th Percentile Wage
$51,990
75th Percentile Wage
$62,400
90th Percentile Wage
$73,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mine cutting and channeling 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) mine cutting and channeling machine operators is $73,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mine cutting and channeling machine operators is $28,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,990-0.21%8.96%
201552,1003.05%-
201450,5101.29%-
201349,8605.07%-
201247,330--

Compare Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of mine cutting and channeling 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 mine cutting and channeling machine operator occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $61,480. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $36,620). For detailed mine cutting and channeling machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$61,480
Coal Mining
$54,990
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,310
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$39,280
Support Activities for Mining
$36,620
Support Activities for Mining
$36,620

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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