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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$62,230
75th Percentile Wage
$57,670
50th Percentile Wage
$50,290
25th Percentile Wage
$38,040
10th Percentile Wage
$27,680

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 $62,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,680. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 124% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $50,290 -0.69%
2013 $50,640 4.58%
2012 $48,420 6.23%
2011 $45,580 -0.72%
2010 $45,910 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for underground mining loading machine operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.54%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.58%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 6.23% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.72%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of underground mining loading machine operators in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$50,470

Table 5. 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 $56,600. The highest paying state for underground mining loading machine operators is Texas with a median annual salary of $56,600. 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
Texas
$56,600
Ohio
$55,580
Alabama
$55,110
Indiana
$54,130
Montana
$53,830
Utah
$53,220
Pennsylvania
$52,490
Illinois
$51,840
Kentucky
$47,580
Idaho
$43,050
Arizona
$41,590
West Virginia
$41,180
Missouri
$40,170
Mississippi
$30,610
Oklahoma
$30,450