The average annual and hourly salaries for continuous mining machine operators in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of continuous mining machine operators among Kentucky cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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**Table 1** shows the average annual salary for continuous mining machine operators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales.
The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,600.
The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,490.
The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,210.

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**Table 2** shows the average hourly salary for continuous mining machine operators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales.
The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.97.
The median hourly salary is $23.31.
The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.37.

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

Year | Median Salary | Yearly Growth | 4-Year Growth |
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2016 | 48,490 | 2.14% | -9.18% |

2015 | 47,450 | -6.34% | - |

2014 | 50,460 | -1.21% | - |

2013 | 51,070 | -3.66% | - |

2012 | 52,940 | - | - |

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of continuous mining machine operators in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of continuous mining machine operators in state of Kentucky ranges from $45,190 to $49,800. The highest paying area for continuous mining machine operators in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,800. The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,190.

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East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area | |

West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area |