Salary for Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

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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 will normally get salaries ranging from $32,730 and $78,690 depending on experience. will normally receive a wage of fifty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars on a yearly basis.

can get the highest pay in Washington, where they get job pay of about $69,840. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can receive wages of $54,630.

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Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$54,630
Public Administration
$51,960
Construction
$51,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,340
Manufacturing
$47,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,820

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$38,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,820
Manufacturing
$47,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,340
Construction
$51,540
Public Administration
$51,960