Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
13,060 6.8 % $23.22 $48,300 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.55 $19.22 $23.44 $27.27 $30.84
Annual Wage (2) $32,340 $39,970 $48,750 $56,730 $64,140


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 8,480 10.66 $23.96 $49,840
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,310 2.55 $20.33 $42,280
Metal Ore Mining 1,960 5.75 $23.85 $49,610
Support Activities for Mining 260 0.10 $20.07 $41,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 8,480 10.66 $23.96 $49,840
Metal Ore Mining 1,960 5.75 $23.85 $49,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,310 2.55 $20.33 $42,280
Support Activities for Mining 260 0.10 $20.07 $41,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 8,480 10.66 $23.96 $49,840
Metal Ore Mining 1,960 5.75 $23.85 $49,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,310 2.55 $20.33 $42,280
Support Activities for Mining 260 0.10 $20.07 $41,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,240 0.22 2.17 $23.20 $48,260
Nevada 1,040 0.94 9.13 $27.08 $56,320
Kentucky 820 0.48 4.67 $22.48 $46,750
Pennsylvania 700 0.13 1.25 $20.21 $42,040
Colorado 660 0.31 2.97 $28.70 $59,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,040 0.94 9.13 $27.08 $56,320
New Mexico 470 0.60 5.88 $25.76 $53,580
Idaho 310 0.52 5.05 $19.95 $41,490
Kentucky 820 0.48 4.67 $22.48 $46,750
Wyoming 130 0.47 4.55 $27.61 $57,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 660 0.31 2.97 $28.70 $59,700
Wyoming 130 0.47 4.55 $27.61 $57,430
Nevada 1,040 0.94 9.13 $27.08 $56,320
New Mexico 470 0.60 5.88 $25.76 $53,580
Utah 490 0.43 4.16 $25.68 $53,410

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Denver-Aurora, CO 150 0.13 1.22 $21.99 $45,730
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.47 4.54 $20.43 $42,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.47 4.54 $20.43 $42,490
Denver-Aurora, CO 150 0.13 1.22 $21.99 $45,730




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV (8) (8) (8) $25.17 $52,360
Denver-Aurora, CO 150 0.13 1.22 $21.99 $45,730
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.47 4.54 $20.43 $42,490
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $18.71 $38,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $18.59 $38,680
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $14.28 $29,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,230 9.59 93.34 $24.88 $51,750
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,040 20.39 198.35 $27.07 $56,310
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 500 4.34 42.24 $22.71 $47,230
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.79 17.41 $22.23 $46,230
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 10.04 $22.95 $47,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,040 20.39 198.35 $27.07 $56,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,230 9.59 93.34 $24.88 $51,750
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 500 4.34 42.24 $22.71 $47,230
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 2.90 28.17 (8) (8)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.85 18.02 $28.45 $59,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.94 9.10 $29.01 $60,340
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.85 18.02 $28.45 $59,170
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,040 20.39 198.35 $27.07 $56,310
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.22 $54,530
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,230 9.59 93.34 $24.88 $51,750


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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