Mining machine operators

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Total Workforce

52.3k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

-3.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$66,353

Average Male Salary

N/A

Average Female Salary

N/A

About

Mining machine operators are most often employed by the Coal mining industry. The average yearly wage for Mining machine operators was $66,353 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mining machine operators by wage are Police officers, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, and Judicial law clerks.

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, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mining machine operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Coal mining is the industry that employs the most Mining machine operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Mining machine operators, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Mining machine operators are paid most in South & Southeast Illinois PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$66,353

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,757

In 2017, Mining machine operators earned an average of $66,353, $14,288 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Appraisers & assessors of real estate make somewhat more than Mining machine operators while Police officers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Mining machine operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2017, Mining machine operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.235, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Mining machine operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Mining machine operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Mining machine operators, by number of employees, are Coal mining, Support activities for mining, and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Mining machine operators, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Metal ore mining, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

52.3k

2017 Workforce

± 5,616

10.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.1%

The number of people employed as Mining machine operators has been growing at a rate of 10.2%, from 47,479 people in 2016 to 52,336 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Mining machine operators employed by various industries. Coal mining employs the largest share of Mining machine operators at  33.3%, followed by Support activities for mining with 28.2% and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying with 19.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Mining machine operators in the US. The average age of male Mining machine operators in the workforce is N/A and of female Mining machine operators is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Mining machine operators is White.

Gender Composition

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MALE WORKFORCE

± N/A

N/A

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± N/A

N/A% of Mining machine operators are N/A, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Mining machine operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Mining machine operators

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

91.6% of Mining machine operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.91% of Mining machine operators, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Mining machine operators.

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Age by Gender

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AVERAGE MALE AGE

± N/A

N/A

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± N/A

The median age of Mining machine operators is 40.6, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Mining machine operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Mining machine operators is false but a relatively high number of Mining machine operators hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Mining machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mining machine operators need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Mining machine operators need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Mining machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Mining machine operators are expected to see a growth of -3.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-3.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Mining machine operators. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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