Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
3,180 13.9 % $23.36 $48,600 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.06 $19.91 $24.35 $27.49 $29.59
Annual Wage (2) $31,330 $41,410 $50,640 $57,190 $61,540


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 2,320 2.90 $24.08 $50,090
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.88 $22.68 $47,180
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 320 0.35 $19.07 $39,670
Employment Services 40 0.00 $17.27 $35,930

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 2,320 2.90 $24.08 $50,090
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.88 $22.68 $47,180
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 320 0.35 $19.07 $39,670
Employment Services 40 0.00 $17.27 $35,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $26.01 $54,100
Coal Mining 2,320 2.90 $24.08 $50,090
Metal Ore Mining 400 0.88 $22.68 $47,180
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 320 0.35 $19.07 $39,670
Employment Services 40 (7) $17.27 $35,930


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 530 0.30 12.41 $22.92 $47,670
West Virginia 300 0.42 17.50 $26.81 $55,760
Montana 230 0.53 21.91 $24.76 $51,500
Ohio 130 0.03 1.07 $25.09 $52,180
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.91 $23.93 $49,770




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 230 0.53 21.91 $24.76 $51,500
West Virginia 300 0.42 17.50 $26.81 $55,760
Kentucky 530 0.30 12.41 $22.92 $47,670
Mississippi 50 0.05 1.90 (8) (8)
Utah 50 0.04 1.80 $23.73 $49,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 50 0.02 0.89 $28.70 $59,690
West Virginia 300 0.42 17.50 $26.81 $55,760
Ohio 130 0.03 1.07 $25.09 $52,180
Montana 230 0.53 21.91 $24.76 $51,500
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.91 $23.93 $49,770





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 410 3.74 155.89 $23.28 $48,420
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 5.90 246.11 $24.72 $51,410
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.35 56.21 $29.73 $61,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 20.04 $26.01 $54,100
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.80 33.48 $24.87 $51,730

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)
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 5.90 246.11 $24.72 $51,410
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 410 3.74 155.89 $23.28 $48,420
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.35 56.21 $29.73 $61,830
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.80 33.48 $24.87 $51,730
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 20.04 $26.01 $54,100

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 180 1.35 56.21 $29.73 $61,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 20.04 $26.01 $54,100
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.80 33.48 $24.87 $51,730
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 5.90 246.11 $24.72 $51,410
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.71 $49,320


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.

(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 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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