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 Pennsylvania. On average, they make less than facility maintenance mechanics but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $52K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $53K
Water treatment plant operator salary $50K
Tool and die maker salary $51K
Derrick operator salary $51K
Mining machine operator salary $45K
Chemical technician salary $43K
Quality control inspector salary $43K
Rigger salary $46K
Geothermal technician salary $44K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)