Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Training Requirements for Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Continuous mining machine operators need no formal educational credential and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Continuous mining machine operators
Percent
Less than High School 15.2
High School 50.7
Some College 23.6
Associates Degree 6.6
Bachelors Degree 3.6
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Continuous Mining Machine Operators

This represents about 12,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less continuous mining machine operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Hourly Income

On average,continuous mining machine operators make $25.31 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Continuous mining machine operators $16.59 $20.35 $24.92 $29.54 $35.69
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Extraction workers $13.45 $16.55 $21.34 $27.90 $35.28
Mining machine operators $15.74 $19.65 $24.75 $29.68 $35.52
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, continuous mining machine operators make $52,650 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Continuous mining machine operators $34,500 $42,340 $51,840 $61,450 $74,240
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Extraction workers $27,980 $34,430 $44,390 $58,020 $73,370
Mining machine operators $32,740 $40,880 $51,480 $61,730 $73,880
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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