Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.


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)
3,210 12.7 % $23.91 $49,740 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.85 $18.61 $25.15 $28.85 $32.24
Annual Wage (2) $28,820 $38,700 $52,320 $60,000 $67,050


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)
Coal Mining 1,950 2.81 $24.93 $51,850
Metal Ore Mining 570 1.32 $24.60 $51,160
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 470 0.51 $20.12 $41,850
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.04 $21.12 $43,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,950 2.81 $24.93 $51,850
Metal Ore Mining 570 1.32 $24.60 $51,160
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 470 0.51 $20.12 $41,850
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.04 $21.12 $43,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,950 2.81 $24.93 $51,850
Metal Ore Mining 570 1.32 $24.60 $51,160
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.04 $21.12 $43,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 470 0.51 $20.12 $41,850


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)
Illinois 670 0.11 4.92 $23.22 $48,300
West Virginia 360 0.51 21.95 $22.70 $47,220
Kentucky 330 0.18 7.75 $24.80 $51,590
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.75 $24.00 $49,920
Alabama 230 0.12 5.29 $25.36 $52,750



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)
West Virginia 360 0.51 21.95 $22.70 $47,220
Kentucky 330 0.18 7.75 $24.80 $51,590
Alabama 230 0.12 5.29 $25.36 $52,750
Illinois 670 0.11 4.92 $23.22 $48,300
Missouri 150 0.06 2.40 $17.73 $36,880



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 230 0.12 5.29 $25.36 $52,750
Indiana 130 0.04 1.88 $25.18 $52,380
Kentucky 330 0.18 7.75 $24.80 $51,590
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $24.67 $51,320
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.75 $24.00 $49,920




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 220 0.44 18.94 $25.24 $52,490



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 220 0.44 18.94 $25.24 $52,490



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)
Beckley, WV (8) (8) (8) $25.84 $53,740
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.44 18.94 $25.24 $52,490

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 26.01 $27.37 $56,940
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 14.08 $19.57 $40,700

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 26.01 $27.37 $56,940
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 14.08 $19.57 $40,700

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 26.01 $27.37 $56,940
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.30 $54,700
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.19 $54,480
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.18 $46,140
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 14.08 $19.57 $40,700


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016