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Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of underground mining loading machine operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of underground mining loading machine operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The underground mining loading machine operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,730
25th Percentile Wage
$39,990
50th Percentile Wage
$52,420
75th Percentile Wage
$61,970
90th Percentile Wage
$72,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for underground mining loading machine operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) underground mining loading machine operators is $72,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,730. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 121% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,420
-1.91% 7.63%
2016
$53,420
2.06% -
2015
$52,320
3.88% -
2014
$50,290
-0.70% -
2013
$50,640
4.38% -
2012
$48,420
- -

Table 2. Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of underground mining loading machine operators in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for underground mining loading machine operators occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $54,730. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,410).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$54,730
Manufacturing
$43,270
Construction
$42,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,410

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

From the above tables we note that not only underground mining loading 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 underground mining loading machine operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,450 to $60,290. The highest paying state for underground mining loading machine operators is Montana with a median annual salary of $60,290. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $30,450. For more salary information of underground mining loading machine operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Montana
$60,290
Pennsylvania
$59,990
Colorado
$57,930
West Virginia
$57,560
Indiana
$57,230
Kentucky
$53,880
Utah
$53,220
New Mexico
$52,940
Illinois
$49,390
Idaho
$49,290
Texas
$45,140
New York
$45,080
Mississippi
$44,080
Missouri
$40,080
Arizona
$39,750
Ohio
$37,770
Iowa
$37,750
Alabama
$37,300
Georgia
$37,110
Vermont
$37,020
Oklahoma
$30,450



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