Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for underground mining loading machine operators in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of underground mining loading machine operators among West Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,060
25th Percentile Wage
$48,510
50th Percentile Wage
$57,560
75th Percentile Wage
$66,060
90th Percentile Wage
$76,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for underground mining loading machine operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,060.

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
$57,560
4.40% 0.90%
2016
$55,030
10.85% -
2015
$49,060
16.06% -
2014
$41,180
-36.06% -
2013
$56,030
-1.80% -
2012
$57,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of underground mining loading machine operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of underground mining loading machine operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $44,050 to $59,720. The highest paying area for underground mining loading machine operators in West Virginia is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,720. The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$59,720
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,050




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