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
Minnesota $79,920
Wyoming $79,790
New Mexico $78,940
Alaska $70,550
Montana $68,580
Nevada $61,520
Colorado $61,360
California $61,030
West Virginia $60,850
Ohio $60,510
North Carolina $59,380
Idaho $59,350
Wisconsin $59,340
Illinois $48,940
Iowa $48,450
Indiana $48,200
Alabama $47,990
Virginia $47,940
Missouri $47,920
Georgia $47,840
Pennsylvania $47,530
Michigan $47,080
Arizona $46,640
Washington $46,620
South Carolina $46,440
New York $46,110
Texas $45,080
Oklahoma $44,940
Kentucky $43,820
Louisiana $39,830
South Dakota $38,630
Tennessee $37,880
Florida $37,640
Mississippi $37,500
Maryland $36,020
Arkansas $35,510

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 rotary drill operators but more than chemical technicians.

Career Median Salary
Rotary drill operator salary $56K
Millwright salary $60K
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $60K
Sheet metal worker salary $53K
Wind turbine services technician salary $56K
Mining machine operator salary $60K
Tool and die maker salary $57K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $50K
Quality control inspector salary $49K
Chemical technician salary $49K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)