Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,290 8.9 % $22.44 $46,680 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.25 $19.08 $21.91 $26.18 $29.70
Annual Wage (2) $33,790 $39,690 $45,580 $54,450 $61,770


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 1,510 1.81 $23.05 $47,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.37 $19.12 $39,770
Metal Ore Mining 290 0.76 $22.75 $47,320
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $24.59 $51,140

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 1,510 1.81 $23.05 $47,940
Metal Ore Mining 290 0.76 $22.75 $47,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.37 $19.12 $39,770
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $24.59 $51,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $24.59 $51,140
Coal Mining 1,510 1.81 $23.05 $47,940
Metal Ore Mining 290 0.76 $22.75 $47,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.37 $19.12 $39,770
Employment Services (8) (8) $17.33 $36,050


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)
Kentucky 360 0.20 11.49 $22.24 $46,250
West Virginia 330 0.47 26.12 $25.93 $53,940
Utah 190 0.17 9.30 $25.03 $52,050
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 1.56 $22.16 $46,090
Alabama 110 0.06 3.27 $16.89 $35,120




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 330 0.47 26.12 $25.93 $53,940
Kentucky 360 0.20 11.49 $22.24 $46,250
Utah 190 0.17 9.30 $25.03 $52,050
Nevada 70 0.06 3.37 $27.98 $58,190
Alabama 110 0.06 3.27 $16.89 $35,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 70 0.06 3.37 $27.98 $58,190
West Virginia 330 0.47 26.12 $25.93 $53,940
Utah 190 0.17 9.30 $25.03 $52,050
Colorado 50 0.02 1.37 $24.31 $50,570
Illinois 90 0.02 0.87 $23.55 $48,990





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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.62 146.79 $22.46 $46,720
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 65.94 $28.46 $59,200
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 25.53 $22.34 $46,470
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.12 62.73 $28.71 $59,730
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 19.21 $23.94 $49,790

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.62 146.79 $22.46 $46,720
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 65.94 $28.46 $59,200
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.12 62.73 $28.71 $59,730
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 28.15 (8) (8)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 25.53 $22.34 $46,470

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 60 1.12 62.73 $28.71 $59,730
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 65.94 $28.46 $59,200
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.48 $53,010
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 19.21 $23.94 $49,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.62 146.79 $22.46 $46,720


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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