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
$33,690
25th Percentile Wage
$43,150
50th Percentile Wage
$54,730
75th Percentile Wage
$62,990
90th Percentile Wage
$73,750

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 $73,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid underground mining loading machine operators is $33,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,730
1.90% 11.46%
2016
$53,690
2.24% -
2015
$52,490
3.85% -
2014
$50,470
-0.53% -
2013
$50,740
4.49% -
2012
$48,460
- -

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 metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $59,540. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $41,440). For detailed underground mining loading machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$59,540
Coal Mining
$59,040
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,860
Support Activities for Mining
$49,590
Support Activities for Mining
$49,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$41,440

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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