Mining machine operators are most often employed by the Coal mining industry. The average yearly wage for Mining machine operators was $67,698 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mining machine operators by wage are Registered nurses, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, and Web developers.
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, Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mining machine operators are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV, and Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM.