Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,660
25th Percentile Wage
$41,140
50th Percentile Wage
$53,690
75th Percentile Wage
$61,230
90th Percentile Wage
$67,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for underground mining loading 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) underground mining loading machine operators is $67,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid underground mining loading machine operators is $31,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,6902.24%9.74%
201552,4903.85%-
201450,470-0.53%-
201350,7404.49%-
201248,460--

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

The average salaries of underground mining loading 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 underground mining loading machine operator occupations is the coal mining industry with an annual salary $56,640. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $39,780). For detailed underground mining loading machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Coal Mining
$56,640
Metal Ore Mining
$56,440
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,050
Support Activities for Mining
$40,920
Support Activities for Mining
$40,920
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$39,780

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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