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How much does a Mining Machine Operator make in the United States?

Average Mining Machine Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Mining Machine Operators earn a median hourly wage of $23.37. Hourly wages typically start from $15.62 and go up to $35.52.

Average Mining Machine Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Mining Machine Operators earn a median salary of $48,620 per year. Salaries typically start from $32,480 and go up to $73,880.

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Mining Machine Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Mining Machine Operator Earnings

The highest earning Mining Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$35.52
an hour
$73,880
per year
Senior Mining Machine Operator Earnings

Senior Mining Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$29.31
an hour
$60,960
per year
Experienced Mining Machine Operator Earnings

Experienced Mining Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$23.37
an hour
$48,620
per year
Junior Mining Machine Operator Earnings

Junior Mining Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$18.94
an hour
$39,400
per year
Starting Mining Machine Operator Earnings

Starting Mining Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$15.62
an hour
$32,480
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Mining Machine Operator salary comparison

Mining Machine Operators earn more than 60% percent of Trades careers. Mining Machine Operator salaries are in the bottom 61% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Mining Machine Operators in the United States

Mining Machine Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Wyoming $37.78 $78,590 # 1
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Idaho $30.25 $62,920 # 2
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Montana $33.39 $69,450 # 3
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Nevada $30.76 $63,980 # 4
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Alaska $29.45 $61,250 # 5
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Colorado $30.30 $63,010 # 6
Mining Machine Operator Salary in California $27.06 $56,290 # 7
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Alabama $26.58 $55,280 # 8
Mining Machine Operator Salary in West Virginia $24.65 $51,280 # 9
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Illinois $24.67 $51,320 # 10
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Kentucky $22.81 $47,450 # 11
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Arizona $21.76 $45,260 # 12
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Washington $22.01 $45,780 # 13
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Indiana $22.03 $45,810 # 14
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Ohio $20.05 $41,700 # 15
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $20.64 $42,940 # 16
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Virginia $20.68 $43,010 # 17
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Georgia $19.54 $40,650 # 18
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Missouri $19.39 $40,340 # 19
Mining Machine Operator Salary in New York $17.46 $36,310 # 20
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Oklahoma $19.65 $40,880 # 21
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Michigan $19.13 $39,780 # 22
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Tennessee $17.71 $36,840 # 23
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Maryland $17.02 $35,410 # 24
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Wisconsin $17.25 $35,870 # 25
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Arkansas $15.84 $32,950 # 26
Mining Machine Operator Salary in Texas $13.87 $28,850 # 27
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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