Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,630 9.1 % $24.39 $50,720 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.62 $18.97 $24.91 $29.77 $34.63
Annual Wage (2) $30,400 $39,460 $51,810 $61,920 $72,020


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,120 2.29 $19.53 $40,620
Coal Mining 2,120 3.05 $26.00 $54,090
Metal Ore Mining 2,060 4.75 $28.39 $59,050
Support Activities for Mining 120 0.03 $17.83 $37,090
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 60 0.43 $22.13 $46,020

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 2,060 4.75 $28.39 $59,050
Coal Mining 2,120 3.05 $26.00 $54,090
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,120 2.29 $19.53 $40,620
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 60 0.43 $22.13 $46,020
Support Activities for Mining 120 0.03 $17.83 $37,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,060 4.75 $28.39 $59,050
Coal Mining 2,120 3.05 $26.00 $54,090
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 60 0.43 $22.13 $46,020
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,120 2.29 $19.53 $40,620
Support Activities for Mining 120 0.03 $17.83 $37,090


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 960 0.77 16.10 $29.87 $62,120
Virginia 600 0.16 3.41 $19.61 $40,790
Ohio 430 0.08 1.69 $23.25 $48,370
West Virginia 360 0.51 10.68 $24.85 $51,690
Kentucky 310 0.17 3.54 $25.97 $54,010




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)
Nevada 960 0.77 16.10 $29.87 $62,120
West Virginia 360 0.51 10.68 $24.85 $51,690
Montana 170 0.38 7.81 $31.08 $64,640
Wyoming 90 0.32 6.75 $34.73 $72,250
Kentucky 310 0.17 3.54 $25.97 $54,010




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 0.32 6.75 $34.73 $72,250
Montana 170 0.38 7.81 $31.08 $64,640
Nevada 960 0.77 16.10 $29.87 $62,120
Utah 170 0.13 2.67 $27.55 $57,300
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,380





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)
Beckley, WV 90 2.03 42.27 $26.74 $55,620
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 2.70 $26.85 $55,850
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.58 12.10 $16.80 $34,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.26 $22.82 $47,460




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)
Beckley, WV 90 2.03 42.27 $26.74 $55,620
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.58 12.10 $16.80 $34,940
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 2.70 $26.85 $55,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.26 $22.82 $47,460




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 60 0.13 2.70 $26.85 $55,850
Beckley, WV 90 2.03 42.27 $26.74 $55,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.26 $22.82 $47,460
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,870
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.58 12.10 $16.80 $34,940

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)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 960 22.35 464.50 $29.87 $62,120
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 14.21 $27.84 $57,900
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 19.62 $24.83 $51,650
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 8.13 $20.58 $42,800
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 11.32 $15.47 $32,180

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)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 960 22.35 464.50 $29.87 $62,120
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 19.62 $24.83 $51,650
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 14.21 $27.84 $57,900
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 11.32 $15.47 $32,180
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 8.13 $20.58 $42,800

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.87 $74,600
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 960 22.35 464.50 $29.87 $62,120
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 14.21 $27.84 $57,900
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.51 $55,150
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 19.62 $24.83 $51,650


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016