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Continuous Mining Machine Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of continuous mining machine operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of continuous mining machine operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The continuous mining machine operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Continuous Mining Machine Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,500
25th Percentile Wage
$42,340
50th Percentile Wage
$51,840
75th Percentile Wage
$61,450
90th Percentile Wage
$74,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for continuous mining machine operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) continuous mining machine operators is $74,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,500. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 115% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,8406.21%-0.21%
201548,6200.37%-
201448,440-4.91%-
201350,820-2.22%-
201251,950--

Table 2. Continuous Mining Machine Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of continuous mining machine operators in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$52,110
Manufacturing
$42,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Continuous Mining Machine Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only continuous mining machine operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of continuous mining machine operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,660 to $79,740. The highest paying state for continuous mining machine operators is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $79,740. The lowest paying state is Texas with a median annual salary of $32,660. For more salary information of continuous mining machine operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wyoming
$79,740
Alaska
$61,250
Nevada
$59,820
Colorado
$59,210
California
$58,110
Ohio
$57,340
Alabama
$56,850
New Mexico
$56,830
Utah
$54,970
New Jersey
$53,230
Illinois
$52,920
West Virginia
$51,880
Arizona
$50,030
Kentucky
$48,490
Indiana
$47,260
Virginia
$45,960
Washington
$45,250
Pennsylvania
$43,730
Florida
$43,550
Michigan
$43,250
Georgia
$43,100
Missouri
$41,840
Louisiana
$41,610
Tennessee
$40,620
New York
$38,760
Oklahoma
$37,820
Wisconsin
$36,950
Maryland
$35,410
Arkansas
$34,860
Texas
$32,660


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