Mining Machine Operator Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Mining Machine Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,670
25th Percentile Wage
$49,570
50th Percentile Wage
$67,880
75th Percentile Wage
$74,720
90th Percentile Wage
$78,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mining machine operators in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mining machine operators is $78,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mining machine operators is $36,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,880
33.59% 48.42%
2016
$45,080
-7.01% -
2015
$48,240
-8.89% -
2014
$52,530
30.61% -
2013
$36,450
3.95% -
2012
$35,010
- -

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

The average salaries of mining machine operators in four industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for mining machine operator occupations is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $68,690. The lowest paying industry is the highway, street, and bridge construction industry (annual salary $47,660). For detailed mining machine operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$68,690
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$68,250
Utility System Construction
$55,360
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$47,660

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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