Mining machine operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Mining machine operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $70,550
Alabama $56,850
Arkansas $38,610
Arizona $43,401
California $45,310
Colorado $60,770
Florida $51,180
Georgia $43,490
Iowa $39,080
Idaho $61,200
Illinois $59,040
Indiana $54,610
Kentucky $50,180
Maryland $36,020
Michigan $40,020
Missouri $42,780
Montana $68,580
North Carolina $47,700
New Mexico $61,700
Nevada $64,240
New York $46,110
Ohio $57,340
Oklahoma $33,300
Pennsylvania $45,500
South Carolina $48,950
South Dakota $38,630
Tennessee $40,620
Texas $36,010
Virginia $46,110
Washington $46,620
Wisconsin $43,820
West Virginia $55,300
Wyoming $77,220

How do mining machine operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Mining machine operators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than tool and die makers but more than water treatment plant operators.

Career Median Salary
Tool and die maker salary $54K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $54K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $55K
Millwright salary $56K
Wind turbine services technician salary $53K
Mining machine operator salary $55K
Rigger salary $51K
Sheet metal worker salary $49K
Aircraft mechanic salary $49K
Water treatment plant operator salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)