Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.


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)
5,850 7.3 % $22.58 $46,960 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.02 $17.81 $23.60 $26.92 $28.93
Annual Wage (2) $31,250 $37,050 $49,090 $55,990 $60,180


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 2,280 2.73 $23.61 $49,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,840 2.05 $19.03 $39,590
Metal Ore Mining 1,150 3.02 $25.70 $53,460
Support Activities for Mining 160 0.05 $24.32 $50,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 1,150 3.02 $25.70 $53,460
Coal Mining 2,280 2.73 $23.61 $49,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,840 2.05 $19.03 $39,590
Support Activities for Mining 160 0.05 $24.32 $50,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 1,150 3.02 $25.70 $53,460
Support Activities for Mining 160 0.05 $24.32 $50,580
Coal Mining 2,280 2.73 $23.61 $49,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,840 2.05 $19.03 $39,590


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)
Nevada 620 0.56 12.31 $26.50 $55,130
Utah 550 0.47 10.33 $25.21 $52,430
Illinois 520 0.09 2.04 $23.61 $49,100
West Virginia 510 0.73 16.01 $22.91 $47,650
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.79 $20.22 $42,050




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 510 0.73 16.01 $22.91 $47,650
Nevada 620 0.56 12.31 $26.50 $55,130
Utah 550 0.47 10.33 $25.21 $52,430
Montana 180 0.43 9.36 (8) (8)
Wyoming 110 0.39 8.49 $27.51 $57,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 290 0.13 2.89 $29.01 $60,330
Wyoming 110 0.39 8.49 $27.51 $57,220
Nevada 620 0.56 12.31 $26.50 $55,130
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $25.69 $53,430
Utah 550 0.47 10.33 $25.21 $52,430





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 2.38 $18.14 $37,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.58 $19.79 $41,170




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)
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 2.38 $18.14 $37,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.58 $19.79 $41,170




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) $20.12 $41,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.58 $19.79 $41,170
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 2.38 $18.14 $37,730
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,210

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 620 11.56 253.67 $26.50 $55,130
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.31 28.84 $22.85 $47,530
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.12 24.55 $24.02 $49,970
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.85 18.54 $25.15 $52,310
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 37.75 $27.51 $57,220

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 620 11.56 253.67 $26.50 $55,130
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 37.75 $27.51 $57,220
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.50 32.94 $23.35 $48,580
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.31 28.84 $22.85 $47,530
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.12 24.55 $24.02 $49,970

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 37.75 $27.51 $57,220
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 620 11.56 253.67 $26.50 $55,130
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.85 18.54 $25.15 $52,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.12 24.55 $24.02 $49,970
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.50 32.94 $23.35 $48,580


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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