Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,200 8.5 % $15.62 $32,480 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $12.40 $15.35 $18.47 $21.72
Annual Wage (2) $21,320 $25,790 $31,930 $38,420 $45,180

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Coal mining 1,290 $16.24 $33,790 1 3
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 860 $14.14 $29,420 2 5
Metal ore mining 350 $19.58 $40,730 3 1
Printing and related support activities 100 $10.17 $21,160 4 6
Lumber and const. supply merchant wholesalers 40 $14.19 $29,510 5 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Metal ore mining 350 $19.58 $40,730 3 1
Support activities for mining (6) $18.53 $38,550 (6) 2
Coal mining 1,290 $16.24 $33,790 1 3
Lumber and const. supply merchant wholesalers 40 $14.19 $29,510 5 4
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 860 $14.14 $29,420 2 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Kentucky 460 $15.35 $31,920 0.027% 274
West Virginia 180 $17.35 $36,100 0.026% 218
Oklahoma 90 $10.73 $22,320 0.006% 497
Alabama 110 $12.53 $26,070 0.006% 422
Virginia 170 $16.39 $34,080 0.005% 328

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Washington 60 $19.43 $40,410 0.002% 321
Colorado (6) $19.14 $39,810 (6) 244
Michigan 60 $18.06 $37,560 0.001% 308
West Virginia 180 $17.35 $36,100 0.026% 218
Utah (6) $17.08 $35,520 (6) 256

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Chicago, IL PMSA 170 $11.35 $23,610 0.004%
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 30 $21.63 $45,000 0.003%
Detroit, MI PMSA 60 $18.52 $38,530 0.003%
Atlanta, GA MSA 70 $12.77 $26,570 0.003%
Johnstown, PA MSA (6) $10.83 $22,520 (6)

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 30 $21.63 $45,000 0.003%
Detroit, MI PMSA 60 $18.52 $38,530 0.003%
Atlanta, GA MSA 70 $12.77 $26,570 0.003%
Chicago, IL PMSA 170 $11.35 $23,610 0.004%
Johnstown, PA MSA (6) $10.83 $22,520 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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