Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
2,900 7.3 % $23.11 $48,060 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.69 $19.84 $23.28 $26.85 $29.09
Annual Wage (2) $34,710 $41,260 $48,420 $55,850 $60,500


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 2,070 2.36 $23.52 $48,920
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.94 $23.81 $49,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.24 $17.43 $36,260
Support Activities for Mining 130 0.04 $25.19 $52,390
Employment Services 30 0.00 $16.76 $34,860

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 2,070 2.36 $23.52 $48,920
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.94 $23.81 $49,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.24 $17.43 $36,260
Support Activities for Mining 130 0.04 $25.19 $52,390
Employment Services 30 0.00 $16.76 $34,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 130 0.04 $25.19 $52,390
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.94 $23.81 $49,530
Coal Mining 2,070 2.36 $23.52 $48,920
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.24 $17.43 $36,260
Employment Services 30 (7) $16.76 $34,860


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 740 0.42 18.69 $22.46 $46,720
West Virginia 320 0.45 20.20 $26.89 $55,920
Illinois 280 0.05 2.19 $23.15 $48,150
Montana 200 0.47 21.11 $24.58 $51,130
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.49 $23.77 $49,440




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)
Montana 200 0.47 21.11 $24.58 $51,130
West Virginia 320 0.45 20.20 $26.89 $55,920
Kentucky 740 0.42 18.69 $22.46 $46,720
Utah 130 0.10 4.69 $24.85 $51,680
Alabama 130 0.07 3.13 $16.91 $35,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 320 0.45 20.20 $26.89 $55,920
Utah 130 0.10 4.69 $24.85 $51,680
Montana 200 0.47 21.11 $24.58 $51,130
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.49 $23.77 $49,440
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $23.35 $48,570





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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 10.64 $15.96 $33,200




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 10.64 $15.96 $33,200




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 10.64 $15.96 $33,200

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 570 4.94 221.43 $22.75 $47,330
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 260 1.80 80.63 $23.46 $48,790
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 55.31 $29.73 $61,830
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 61.92 $25.47 $52,970
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 19.03 $25.89 $53,850

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 570 4.94 221.43 $22.75 $47,330
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 260 1.80 80.63 $23.46 $48,790
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 61.92 $25.47 $52,970
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 55.31 $29.73 $61,830
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 46.39 (8) (8)

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 55.31 $29.73 $61,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 19.03 $25.89 $53,850
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 61.92 $25.47 $52,970
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 260 1.80 80.63 $23.46 $48,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 570 4.94 221.43 $22.75 $47,330


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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