Mining machine operators are most often employed by the Coal mining industry. The average yearly wage for Mining machine operators was $66,103 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mining machine operators by wage are Registered nurses, Boilermakers, and Postsecondary teachers.
Mining machine operators are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, and 28 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Mining machine operators are Minot City PUMA, ND, Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, and Kentucky River Area Development District PUMA, KY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mining machine operators are Kentucky River Area Development District PUMA, KY, Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV, and Cumberland Valley Area Development District (South) PUMA, KY.