Salary for Continuous Mining Machine Operators

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Also known as:  Continuous Mining Machine Coal Miner, Continuous Mining Machine Lode Miner, Self-Propelled Mining Machine Operator

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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 get a pay level of $38,870 and $80,110 depending on experience. get an average salary of fifty-eight thousand three hundred and fourty dollars every year.

have the best average compensation in Wyoming, where they receive a compensation of close to about $84,210. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they earn average wages of $73,820.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.36 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Continuous Mining Machine Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$73,820
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$58,370
Manufacturing
$49,920
Wholesale Trade
$42,690

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$42,690
Manufacturing
$49,920
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$58,370
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$73,820