Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,960 6.9 % $23.51 $48,900 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.49 $19.06 $24.16 $28.11 $31.99
Annual Wage (2) $30,130 $39,640 $50,260 $58,460 $66,540


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,430 2.63 $19.41 $40,380
Coal Mining 2,390 3.23 $26.20 $54,490
Metal Ore Mining 1,670 3.67 $26.38 $54,880
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.02 $17.59 $36,600
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.53 $21.63 $44,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 1,670 3.67 $26.38 $54,880
Coal Mining 2,390 3.23 $26.20 $54,490
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,430 2.63 $19.41 $40,380
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.53 $21.63 $44,990
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.02 $17.59 $36,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 1,670 3.67 $26.38 $54,880
Coal Mining 2,390 3.23 $26.20 $54,490
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.53 $21.63 $44,990
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,430 2.63 $19.41 $40,380
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.02 $17.59 $36,600


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 870 0.73 14.18 $27.81 $57,840
New Mexico 620 0.79 15.36 $23.57 $49,030
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 1.81 $24.90 $51,790
Kentucky 510 0.28 5.49 $23.95 $49,820
Ohio 500 0.10 1.86 $23.24 $48,330



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 620 0.79 15.36 $23.57 $49,030
Nevada 870 0.73 14.18 $27.81 $57,840
West Virginia 320 0.45 8.68 $26.20 $54,490
Wyoming 90 0.33 6.31 $34.15 $71,020
Kentucky 510 0.28 5.49 $23.95 $49,820



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 90 0.33 6.31 $34.15 $71,020
Nevada 870 0.73 14.18 $27.81 $57,840
California 130 0.01 0.17 $26.76 $55,660
West Virginia 320 0.45 8.68 $26.20 $54,490
Utah 250 0.20 3.84 $26.05 $54,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 2.98 $25.03 $52,060



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 2.98 $25.03 $52,060



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.16 $52,330
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 2.98 $25.03 $52,060
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.08 $33,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 870 15.56 302.31 $27.81 $57,840
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.61 31.21 $26.24 $54,580
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.42 27.58 $22.74 $47,300
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.59 30.93 $18.16 $37,770
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 160 2.99 58.08 $26.82 $55,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 870 15.56 302.31 $27.81 $57,840
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 160 2.99 58.08 $26.82 $55,780
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.61 31.21 $26.24 $54,580
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.59 30.93 $18.16 $37,770
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.42 27.58 $22.74 $47,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.30 $73,430
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 870 15.56 302.31 $27.81 $57,840
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 160 2.99 58.08 $26.82 $55,780
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.49 $55,110
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.61 31.21 $26.24 $54,580


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015