Continuous Mining Machine Operators


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Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Continuous Mining Machine Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by area of the country and employer. Wages also vary by the type of machinery used and the type of mining operation. Workers in underground mines tend to earn more than miners on the surface. In addition, mining machine operators who belong to a union tend to earn higher wages than non-union workers.

Mining machine operators who work full time generally receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Continuous mining machine operators (SOC 47-5041)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $23.88 $28.21 $31.85
Yearly $49,667 $58,685 $66,245
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $23.70 $27.06 $30.95
Yearly $49,304 $56,283 $64,381
United States Hourly $21.78 $26.58 $32.56
Yearly $45,290 $55,280 $67,730

Underground mining machine operators and extraction workers, all other (SOC 47-5098)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $18.97 $24.27 $29.46
Yearly $39,461 $50,480 $61,271
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $19.35 $23.47 $33.42
Yearly $40,250 $48,812 $69,508
United States Hourly $18.87 $24.11 $30.98
Yearly $39,250 $50,160 $64,440

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.