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What You Need to Know About Mining Machine Operators

Mining Machine Operator Job Description All mining machine operators not listed separately.

Types of Mining Machine Operators

  • Hard Rock Miner
  • Hydraulic Miner
  • Machine Operator
  • Hydraulic Operator
  • Skip Miner

Mining Machine Operator Employment Estimates

In the United States, there were 2,200 jobs for Mining Machine Operators in 2016.

There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Mining Machine Operators. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 300 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Mining Machine Operators in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Mining Machine Operators are Alaska, North Dakota, and Arizona.

Watch out if you plan on working in West Virginia, Washington, or Tennessee. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Mining Machine Operator Average Salary

The salary for Mining Machine Operators ranges between about $35,220 and $75,910 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $51,490.

Salary Ranges for Mining Machine Operators

How much do Mining Machine Operators make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Virginia

$64,220

Nevada

$61,900

Alaska

$61,670

New Mexico

$59,720

Illinois

$58,570

Pennsylvania

$58,300

West Virginia

$57,790

Florida

$55,660

Minnesota

$55,230

Arizona

$54,040

Colorado

$49,430

Utah

$49,110

Georgia

$46,350

Texas

$45,700

Kentucky

$44,930

Who Employs Mining Machine Operators?

Mining Machine Operator Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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