Mining machine operators are most often employed by the Coal mining industry. The average yearly wage for Mining machine operators was $66,298 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mining machine operators by wage are Fire inspectors, Web developers, and Procurement 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, and 28 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Mining machine operators are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Acadia & Vermilion Parishes PUMA, LA, and Jackson, Williamson, Franklin & Perry Counties PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mining machine operators are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Acadia & Vermilion Parishes PUMA, LA, and Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY.