Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other

All mining machine operators not listed separately.


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)
2,980 9.7 % $22.01 $45,790 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.83 $18.54 $21.94 $25.93 $28.92
Annual Wage (2) $30,850 $38,570 $45,630 $53,930 $60,150


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 780 0.93 $21.68 $45,090
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 710 0.79 $18.63 $38,750
Metal Ore Mining 670 1.77 $25.60 $53,250
Support Activities for Mining 400 0.12 $21.54 $44,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $24.76 $51,490

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 670 1.77 $25.60 $53,250
Coal Mining 780 0.93 $21.68 $45,090
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 710 0.79 $18.63 $38,750
Support Activities for Mining 400 0.12 $21.54 $44,790
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 $20.25 $42,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 670 1.77 $25.60 $53,250
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $24.76 $51,490
Coal Mining 780 0.93 $21.68 $45,090
Support Activities for Mining 400 0.12 $21.54 $44,790
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 $20.25 $42,110


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 290 0.41 17.83 $22.66 $47,130
Alaska 260 0.82 35.41 $29.21 $60,760
Arizona 250 0.10 4.47 $24.69 $51,350
Virginia 170 0.05 2.10 $19.18 $39,890
Louisiana 150 0.08 3.49 $20.20 $42,020




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)
Alaska 260 0.82 35.41 $29.21 $60,760
West Virginia 290 0.41 17.83 $22.66 $47,130
Arizona 250 0.10 4.47 $24.69 $51,350
Louisiana 150 0.08 3.49 $20.20 $42,020
Nevada 80 0.07 3.22 $28.02 $58,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 260 0.82 35.41 $29.21 $60,760
Nevada 80 0.07 3.22 $28.02 $58,290
Arizona 250 0.10 4.47 $24.69 $51,350
Georgia 130 0.03 1.48 $23.77 $49,450
West Virginia 290 0.41 17.83 $22.66 $47,130





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)
Lafayette, LA 70 0.48 20.62 $20.87 $43,420




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)
Lafayette, LA 70 0.48 20.62 $20.87 $43,420




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)
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $21.74 $45,220
Lafayette, LA 70 0.48 20.62 $20.87 $43,420
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $14.45 $30,060

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 31.22 $20.95 $43,580
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 80 1.54 66.28 $28.02 $58,290
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 44.87 $25.62 $53,290

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 80 1.54 66.28 $28.02 $58,290
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 44.87 $25.62 $53,290
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 31.22 $20.95 $43,580

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 80 1.54 66.28 $28.02 $58,290
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 44.87 $25.62 $53,290
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.48 $48,830
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.01 $43,700
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 31.22 $20.95 $43,580


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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