Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-7111 Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or 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)
3,080 5.9 % $24.50 $50,970 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.74 $21.52 $24.43 $27.37 $29.26
Annual Wage (2) $41,060 $44,750 $50,820 $56,930 $60,860


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 2,950 3.54 $24.49 $50,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.88 $60,070
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.13 $19.97 $41,530

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 2,950 3.54 $24.49 $50,940
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.13 $19.97 $41,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.88 $60,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $28.88 $60,070
Coal Mining 2,950 3.54 $24.49 $50,940
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.13 $19.97 $41,530


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 1,290 1.84 76.60 $25.35 $52,720
Kentucky 600 0.35 14.45 $21.92 $45,590
Virginia 350 0.10 4.08 $25.17 $52,350
Pennsylvania 200 0.04 1.53 $23.94 $49,800
Illinois 130 0.02 0.98 $24.49 $50,940




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 1,290 1.84 76.60 $25.35 $52,720
Kentucky 600 0.35 14.45 $21.92 $45,590
Wyoming 80 0.28 11.62 $28.59 $59,460
Virginia 350 0.10 4.08 $25.17 $52,350
Utah 90 0.08 3.22 $24.78 $51,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.28 11.62 $28.59 $59,460
Colorado 60 0.03 1.17 $25.64 $53,330
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $25.39 $52,820
West Virginia 1,290 1.84 76.60 $25.35 $52,720
Virginia 350 0.10 4.08 $25.17 $52,350





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)
Charleston, WV 310 2.16 90.09 $25.18 $52,380




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)
Charleston, WV 310 2.16 90.09 $25.18 $52,380




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 310 2.16 90.09 $25.18 $52,380

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 720 5.46 227.26 $25.80 $53,660
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 2.61 108.47 $25.17 $52,350
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.55 106.02 $22.82 $47,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.77 73.86 $20.85 $43,370
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 49.42 $24.44 $50,840

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 720 5.46 227.26 $25.80 $53,660
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 2.61 108.47 $25.17 $52,350
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.55 106.02 $22.82 $47,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.77 73.86 $20.85 $43,370
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 49.42 $24.44 $50,840

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 70 1.16 48.22 $28.77 $59,830
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 720 5.46 227.26 $25.80 $53,660
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 25.33 $25.64 $53,330
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 2.61 108.47 $25.17 $52,350
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 0.91 38.05 $24.49 $50,940


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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