Salary for Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Also known as:  Continuous Mining Machine Coal Miner, Continuous Mining Machine Lode Miner, Self-Propelled Mining Machine Operator helps agriculture and food professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The main responsibility of this employee is to operate a self-propelled mining machine. The purpose of this is usually to rip and gather sand, coal, metal and nonmetal ores, stones and rocks from the mine and load them onto conveyors. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. A high school diploma or GED may be preferred by certain employers to become a continuous mining machine operator, but most do not require it. Job training is often completed on-site, with few employers requiring apprenticeship programs.

A Continuous Mining Machine Operator will normally receive a compensation between 32000 and 48000 depending on the level of seniority. Continuous Mining Machine Operators will usually earn salaries of Forty Eight Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Continuous Mining Machine Operators have the highest salaries in Alaska, which has average compensation of about $62850.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.11 percent nationwide in that time.
Continuous Mining Machine Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $48,300
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $48,300