Salary for Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Also known as:  Bore Miner Operator, Clay Mine Cutting Machine Operator, Long Wall Mining Machine Tender, Long Wall Shear Operator, Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator, Shale Planer Operator, Shearer Operator

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Mine cutting and channeling machine operators operate machinery such as plows, cutting machines and longwall shears. They use these machines to cut along the frame or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining areas. The purpose of their job is to facilitate blasting and removing minerals from the Earth's surface. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. To become a mine cutting and channeling machine operator, a high school diploma or GED is usually required. Job training is sometimes completed on-site, but some employers do prefer that their employees complete an apprenticeship program before beginning work.

A Mine Cutting or Channeling Machine Operator can expect wages of somewhere between 32000 to 48000 based on experience. Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators can receive salaries of Forty Four Thousand Six Hundred dollars annually.

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators can receive the best pay in Nevada, where they receive pay of about $52100.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.29 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,200
Manufacturing $30,620
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $30,620
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,200
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