Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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.


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)
3,050 20.9 % $22.20 $46,170 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.41 $19.61 $22.07 $24.90 $28.84
Annual Wage (2) $34,130 $40,790 $45,910 $51,800 $59,980


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 2,130 2.68 $22.74 $47,300
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 450 0.50 $18.52 $38,520
Metal Ore Mining 320 0.95 $24.27 $50,470

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 2,130 2.68 $22.74 $47,300
Metal Ore Mining 320 0.95 $24.27 $50,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 450 0.50 $18.52 $38,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 320 0.95 $24.27 $50,470
Coal Mining 2,130 2.68 $22.74 $47,300
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 450 0.50 $18.52 $38,520


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)
West Virginia 240 0.35 14.53 $24.13 $50,190
Utah 230 0.20 8.32 $24.70 $51,370
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.42 $21.66 $45,060
Nevada 150 0.14 5.66 $29.15 $60,630
Illinois 90 0.02 0.71 $24.05 $50,020




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)
West Virginia 240 0.35 14.53 $24.13 $50,190
Utah 230 0.20 8.32 $24.70 $51,370
Nevada 150 0.14 5.66 $29.15 $60,630
Alabama 70 0.04 1.54 $16.74 $34,810
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.42 $21.66 $45,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 150 0.14 5.66 $29.15 $60,630
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $25.17 $52,360
Utah 230 0.20 8.32 $24.70 $51,370
West Virginia 240 0.35 14.53 $24.13 $50,190
Illinois 90 0.02 0.71 $24.05 $50,020

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.72 154.62 $24.88 $51,760
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 140 2.83 117.79 $29.60 $61,570
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 21.64 $23.86 $49,630
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 15.28 $21.69 $45,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 13.53 $23.55 $48,970

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.72 154.62 $24.88 $51,760
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 140 2.83 117.79 $29.60 $61,570
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 21.64 $23.86 $49,630
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 15.28 $21.69 $45,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 13.53 $23.55 $48,970

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 140 2.83 117.79 $29.60 $61,570
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.72 154.62 $24.88 $51,760
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 21.64 $23.86 $49,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 13.53 $23.55 $48,970
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.08 $45,920


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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