Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.


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)
6,850 6.5 % $23.31 $48,490 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $19.05 $23.96 $27.72 $31.76
Annual Wage (2) $30,440 $39,620 $49,840 $57,660 $66,070


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 2,630 3.29 $26.02 $54,120
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,030 2.25 $18.86 $39,230
Metal Ore Mining 1,350 2.98 $25.86 $53,800
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $18.65 $38,790
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.90 $41,390

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 2,630 3.29 $26.02 $54,120
Metal Ore Mining 1,350 2.98 $25.86 $53,800
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,030 2.25 $18.86 $39,230
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.90 $41,390
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $18.65 $38,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $26.24 $54,580
Coal Mining 2,630 3.29 $26.02 $54,120
Metal Ore Mining 1,350 2.98 $25.86 $53,800
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.90 $41,390
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,030 2.25 $18.86 $39,230


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)
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 2.37 $22.72 $47,260
Illinois 670 0.12 2.28 $24.41 $50,770
Utah 540 0.43 8.36 $25.93 $53,930
West Virginia 440 0.61 11.87 $26.59 $55,300
Kentucky 430 0.24 4.64 $22.37 $46,530




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 440 0.61 11.87 $26.59 $55,300
New Mexico 380 0.48 9.28 $22.46 $46,710
Utah 540 0.43 8.36 $25.93 $53,930
Kentucky 430 0.24 4.64 $22.37 $46,530
Wyoming 50 0.17 3.36 $33.80 $70,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.17 3.36 $33.80 $70,300
Colorado 270 0.12 2.29 $27.07 $56,300
West Virginia 440 0.61 11.87 $26.59 $55,300
Utah 540 0.43 8.36 $25.93 $53,930
Alaska 50 0.16 3.05 $25.40 $52,830





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 3.22 $15.31 $31,840
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 1.53 $23.06 $47,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.01 0.27 $20.41 $42,450




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)
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 3.22 $15.31 $31,840
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 1.53 $23.06 $47,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.01 0.27 $20.41 $42,450




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.12 $48,100
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 1.53 $23.06 $47,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.01 0.27 $20.41 $42,450
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 3.22 $15.31 $31,840
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.17 $29,480

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 280 1.68 32.59 $27.81 $57,850
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.76 34.12 $21.53 $44,790
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.53 29.57 $26.07 $54,230
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 2.72 52.57 $26.13 $54,350
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 15.03 $33.80 $70,300

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 2.72 52.57 $26.13 $54,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.76 34.12 $21.53 $44,790
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.68 32.59 $27.81 $57,850
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.53 29.57 $26.07 $54,230
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 15.03 $33.80 $70,300

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 50 0.78 15.03 $33.80 $70,300
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.68 32.59 $27.81 $57,850
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 6.39 $26.56 $55,250
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 2.72 52.57 $26.13 $54,350
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.53 29.57 $26.07 $54,230


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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