Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.


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)
12,180 5.4 % $23.98 $49,870 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.04 $19.28 $24.43 $28.35 $33.09
Annual Wage (2) $31,290 $40,100 $50,820 $58,960 $68,820


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 4,880 6.10 $24.37 $50,700
Metal Ore Mining 3,710 8.21 $26.50 $55,120
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,180 3.52 $20.45 $42,540
Support Activities for Mining 230 0.06 $25.49 $53,020
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.58 $20.95 $43,580

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 3,710 8.21 $26.50 $55,120
Coal Mining 4,880 6.10 $24.37 $50,700
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,180 3.52 $20.45 $42,540
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.58 $20.95 $43,580
Support Activities for Mining 230 0.06 $25.49 $53,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 3,710 8.21 $26.50 $55,120
Support Activities for Mining 230 0.06 $25.49 $53,020
Coal Mining 4,880 6.10 $24.37 $50,700
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.58 $20.95 $43,580
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,180 3.52 $20.45 $42,540


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 2,030 1.77 19.23 $27.22 $56,620
West Virginia 1,500 2.12 23.04 $25.98 $54,030
Virginia 1,240 0.34 3.70 $18.60 $38,680
Utah 820 0.66 7.17 $25.67 $53,380
Kentucky 690 0.39 4.19 $23.64 $49,170




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 1,500 2.12 23.04 $25.98 $54,030
Nevada 2,030 1.77 19.23 $27.22 $56,620
New Mexico 570 0.73 7.96 $27.47 $57,130
Utah 820 0.66 7.17 $25.67 $53,380
Idaho 320 0.53 5.76 $24.63 $51,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 90 0.33 3.54 $38.14 $79,330
Washington 130 0.05 0.51 $30.81 $64,090
New Mexico 570 0.73 7.96 $27.47 $57,130
Nevada 2,030 1.77 19.23 $27.22 $56,620
Alaska 90 0.28 3.08 $27.08 $56,340





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 200 1.41 15.35 $27.35 $56,880
Richmond, VA 190 0.32 3.44 $16.15 $33,590
Wheeling, WV-OH 190 2.96 32.23 $22.10 $45,970
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 1.20 $12.78 $26,580
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.72 7.82 $16.94 $35,230
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.79 $18.70 $38,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.41 $26.10 $54,280
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.82 $25.68 $53,400
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.07 11.68 $25.15 $52,310




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 190 2.96 32.23 $22.10 $45,970
Charleston, WV 200 1.41 15.35 $27.35 $56,880
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.07 11.68 $25.15 $52,310
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.82 $25.68 $53,400
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.72 7.82 $16.94 $35,230
Richmond, VA 190 0.32 3.44 $16.15 $33,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 1.20 $12.78 $26,580
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.79 $18.70 $38,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.41 $26.10 $54,280




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 200 1.41 15.35 $27.35 $56,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.41 $26.10 $54,280
Morgantown, WV 50 0.81 8.82 $25.68 $53,400
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.07 11.68 $25.15 $52,310
Wheeling, WV-OH 190 2.96 32.23 $22.10 $45,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $20.01 $41,630
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.79 $18.70 $38,900
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.72 7.82 $16.94 $35,230
Richmond, VA 190 0.32 3.44 $16.15 $33,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 1.20 $12.78 $26,580

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 1,950 34.33 373.71 $27.50 $57,210
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 830 6.34 69.02 $18.96 $39,430
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 4.06 44.21 $25.34 $52,710
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 440 4.02 43.73 $24.13 $50,180
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 220 3.44 37.43 $26.70 $55,530

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 1,950 34.33 373.71 $27.50 $57,210
Garrett County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 90 8.21 89.32 $23.81 $49,530
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 830 6.34 69.02 $18.96 $39,430
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 4.06 44.21 $25.34 $52,710
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 440 4.02 43.73 $24.13 $50,180

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 90 1.46 15.86 $38.14 $79,330
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 1,950 34.33 373.71 $27.50 $57,210
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 220 3.44 37.43 $26.70 $55,530
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 5.21 $26.18 $54,450
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.33 14.53 $25.85 $53,770


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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